Yes you can make your own ricotta cheese and yes it will be the best you've ever tasted!!! So creamy, so flavorful, so amazing!! And really not very hard, a little time consuming, but not hard. I urge you to give this a try; I promise you won't regret it!
I think it's really important to know how to make things from scratch. Especially when they are as easy as this! Check out the how-to video here!
This makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of cheese.
What you'll need:
1 gallon of whole milk (preferably organic)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup and 1 tsp. distilled white wine vinegar
What you'll do:
Pour the milk into a large stock pot and heat at medium low. The key is to heat the milk slowly so it doesn't burn.
When the time is up, place a strainer over a large bowl and line it with cheesecloth.
My favorite way to eat fresh ricotta is to stir in some olive oil, pepper and fresh chopped parsley and serve it on crackers.
Also try this in ravioli or lasagna. I'm telling you it will be the best you've ever had!!