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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:

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How to Make Ricotta Cheese

I had no idea how easy it is to make ricotta cheese. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheesemaking, how to make ricotta cheese, ricotta cheese recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 145kcal
Author Stef


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


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


Nutrition Facts
How to Make Ricotta Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 101mg4%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Calcium 267mg27%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Our foodie friend came over the other night and we made ricotta cheese and then put the ricotta into an awesome veggie lasagna.

With my newfound ricotta cheesemaking 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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