Ricotta Cheese

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


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From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About


  • 2 quarts/2 liters whole milk (preferably not ultra-pasteurized)
  • 1 teaspoon kosh


Combine the milk and salt in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until it reaches 200°F/93°C, just before a boil. Give it a stir now and then to make sure the solids aren’t sticking to the bottom.

Remove the pan from the heat and gently stir in the lemon juice. Let the milk rest while the curds form, 10 to 15 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth. Serve immediately or store i