Fresh Ricotta

Fresh Ricotta

4 cups milk
1/4 cup lemon juice, or 1 tsp citric acid dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1 tsp kosher salt

Bring the milk to a boil in a high sided pot. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and salt.  Continue to stir until curds form.  This should happen almost immediately.

Let stand for 1/2 hour. Don’t skimp on the time.  The curds need the time to form properly. Strain off the whey through a fine mesh strainer.

Roll the strainer around to get rid of excess moisture.  That’s it.

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