That’s right.  Fresh, homemade ricotta.  I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making cheese but thought it was a bit daunting.  When I came across this recipe from Canadian Living for making ricotta at home, it seemed so easy.  And it was.

3 ingredients: milk, salt and vinegar.  Tha’ts all you need.  The recipe suggests buying organic milk because it normally has higher fat content.  Try using milk that has at least 3-4%.

Make sure you have a reliable cooking thermometer to keep track of the temperature of the milk.

When the milk reaches 203F, remove off the heat.

Add the vinegar, stir a few time and just let it  hang out for 20 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, scoop the curds into a strainer lined with cheese cloth and let it drain.

While it’s tasty warm, I let it sit in the fridge overnight and it tasted even better.   Pour a little local honey over it and you’ve got a delicious snack.