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How to Make Ricotta Cheese

How to Make Ricotta Cheese

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

How to Make Ricotta Cheese

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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0 Responses to How to Make Ricotta Cheese

  1. Chubby Cheek Girls August 1, 2007 at 10:15 am #

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


  2. Sassy Molassy January 13, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    Where can one find non-homogenized milk?

  3. Stef January 14, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    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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