Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Why This Recipe Works
Creamy, milky, and luxuriously rich, fresh ricotta is a different universe from the grainy, clumpy supermarket stuff. All you need is milk, lemon juice, vinegar, a colander, and cheesecloth—and you can make it to just the texture you want. It works as well in a cheesecake as it does in your favorite lasagna recipe. For the most reliable results, use fresh homogenized and pasteurized milk here; do not use ultra-pasteurized or ultra-heat-treated (UHT or long-life) milk in this recipe, as it will not curdle properly.