Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: Makes about 1-1/2 cups

Ricotta is a delicious Italian cheese that can be used in both savory and sweet recipes. Use whole organic milk to make organic homemade ricotta.


  • 8 cups whole organic milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Place the milk and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. In the meantime, layer 4 pieces of cheesecloth in a colander over a medium-sized bowl.
  3. When the milk begins to simmer, stir in the lemon juice and continue to simmer until curds begin to form.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove the curds and place into the cheesecloth then allow to drain for a few minutes before transferring to a bowl.
  5. Cover the bowl with a tight-fitting lid and store the ricotta in the refrigerator until ready to use.


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