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Ricotta Fresca

Frankie shows you how to make Ricotta.

food

Ricotta Fresca

Frankie shows you how to make Ricotta.

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon whole milk
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Candy thermometer
  • Cheesecloth

Steps

  1. In a large pot with a candy thermometer, slowly bring the milk to 180*heat the milk.
  2. Mix the white vinegar and the water and add to the milk. Stir in slowly and keep on the heat for another 5 - 7 minutes, or until the curds and whey begin to separate.
  3. Place a large colander, lined with cheesecloth over a bowl.
  4. Using a fine mesh strainer, begin to gently skim the separated curds into the cheese cloth.
  5. Put it in a plastic quart with holes in it - allow it to continue to drain, it will be firmer the longer it drains.
  6. Serve and enjoy with grilled bread and honey.