Ricotta: Why did I not know this was so easy to make??

I’ve been living the high life lately, as a woman of leisure. Sadly, on the 27th this will all end as I go back to work. I figured a celebratory trip to the cheese making shop in Woodland Hills was in order once all this was confirmed. I picked up some new toys to play with, and a cheese making book. Right now I’m doing a whole milk ricotta recipe. It’s so freaking simple. I’m kind of surprised that I haven’t tried this before.

Basically, you start with a clean pan, 1/2 gal of milk, 3 tbsp of white vinegar, and through magic* it turns into cheese. ❤


Now this has to drain for an hour-ish, probably more because I would like a slightly drier version of ricotta.

I will post pictures of the completed cheese.

Also on my agenda is feta, and some goat cheese.  Stay tuned.

* please note, by magic I mean science.


About The Confluent Kitchen

I am food obsessed. I love trying new recipes, putzing in the kitchen, making my own cheese and other random kitchen tom-foolery. Follow my exploits.. the good, the bad, and the burnt.
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8 Responses to Ricotta: Why did I not know this was so easy to make??

  1. You’re kidding! It’s that easy??

    • Seriously. I was fiddling on the internet and found a recipe that didn’t require whey.. It was slightly over a half gallon.. You just heat it to 200 degrees, add 3 tbsp vinegar, turn off the heat, let it sit for 15 mins then drain it.

      It would be really hard to mess that up. 😀

  2. emmycooks says:

    Science IS magic! I took a cheesemaking class once but haven’t been brave enough to try to replicate the results at home. It looks like you were successful–now how are you going to eat it?! 🙂

  3. this made my day! (Is that sad?) I am so, so excited to try cheesemaking. And look forwarding to some goat cheese recipes ? My brother actually has a goat he’s milking to do just that… seems like good timing to me!

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