Homemade Ricotta

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Italian Comfort Food

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

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Ricotta is traditionally made by reheating whey left over from cheese making, but it is easy to make a version of it at home using whole milk and rennet. The latter consists of enzymes that act as a coagulant and that produce the sweet, earthy flavor of old-world ricotta.


To make ricotta at home, combine 4 qt. whole milk and ¾ cup heavy cream in a pot an