Homemade Ricotta Cheese | How to make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

By Jyothi Rajesh  |  18th Jul 2016  |  
4.4 from 9 reviews Rate It!
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About Homemade Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Making cheese at home is fun! Homemade ricotta cheese is unbelievably simple and easy to make at home! You won’t believe how incredibly simple it is to make and tastes so fresh and delicious than any store bought ricotta.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Homemade Ricotta Cheese is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Homemade Ricotta Cheese by Jyothi Rajesh will help you to prepare the perfect Homemade Ricotta Cheese in your kitchen at home. Homemade Ricotta Cheese needs 5 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Homemade Ricotta Cheese. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Homemade Ricotta Cheese. In case you have any questions on how to make the Homemade Ricotta Cheese you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Jyothi Rajesh. Homemade Ricotta Cheese will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Ingredients to make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

  • Full fat milk – 2 cups
  • lime juice – juice of 1 lime
  • cream – 1 cup(I used amul fresh cream)
  • Sea salt – 1 tspn

How to make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

  1. 1. Add milk and cream into a deep bottom vessel and bring it to boil. 2. Next add lime juice and sea salt to milk cream mix and stir. On medium flame continue to boil the mix stirring occasionally to avoid burning at the bottom.
  2. 3. Do not over stir as it will break the ricotta. Once you see the whey separated completely from the fat switch off flame and remove from heat. Cool for a minute.
  3. 4. Pour the mix into a sieve lined with 2 to 3 cheese/muslin cloth. Allow the cheese to drain water for about an hour or more. The longer it sit, the thicker ricotta you would get.
  4. 5. That’s it! Making cheese at home can’t be more complicated than this.
  5. 6. Serve immediately if using over pizza, crostini or any bread of your choice. If you want to store transfer to air tight container and store it refrigerated for about 4-5 days.

My Tip:

use full fat milk

Reviews for Homemade Ricotta Cheese (9)

Esther Samuel5 months ago

Thanks for sharing this one

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poonam sk2 years ago

what should be added extra to store the cheese for a longer period

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago

looks great, jyothi!

Shalini Dubey2 years ago

I believe you Jyothi as this looks absolutely divine :)

Madhulata Juneja2 years ago

so glad you shared this..this will come super handy!

Namita Tiwari2 years ago

Hello Jyothi, I was unable to try out a lot of recipes as we do not get Ricotta here. Your recipe comes at the right time. Thanks for sharing :)