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How to Make Ricotta Cheese

How to Make Ricotta Cheese

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How to Make Ricotta Cheese

I had no idea how easy it is to make ricotta cheese. Here is how you make ricotta cheese:

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How to Make Ricotta Cheese


What you need

  • 1/2 gallon of milk that has not been homogenized
  • 1/4 cup of white vinegar
  • Cheese cloth
  • Pinch of baking powder to neutralize the vinegar taste Optional
  • Salt Optional


  1. Bring milk to around 180 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Add white vinegar
  3. When curds form, stain the whole thing using a cheese cloth.
  4. Add baking powder and salt if desired.
  5. That's it! It's so unbelievably easy.


Our foodie friend came over the other night and we made ricotta cheese and then put the ricotta into an awesome veggie lasagna. Read her telling of it on her blog, appropriately named “Everybody Loves Cheese.”

With my new found ricotta cheese making skills, I’m getting pumped about making a ricotta cupcake. There will definitely be one coming soon.

Ricotta Update:

My ricotta frosting didn’t turn out to be a crowd pleaser. I do, however, have some more ricotta recipes coming soon.

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3 comments on “How to Make Ricotta Cheese”

  1. I had no idea it was so simple to make! I am going to make some and make a veggie lasagna! =D


  2. Where can one find non-homogenized milk?

  3. Stef says:

    Sassy – I found some at Whole Foods. I would imagine most natural grocery stories would have it or perhaps a farmers’ market.

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