Easy Homemade Ricotta Cheese

In the “Look what you can make with Danzeisen products” category, homemade ricotta cheese using Danzeisen whole milk! Because this milk isn’t ultra-pasteurized, you can make simple cheese like ricotta with just milk and lemon.

Here’s How:

Slowly heat up a half-gallon of Danzeisen whole milk to 200 degrees. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1/3 cup of lemon juice, and let it sit undisturbed for ten minutes. Set a strainer over a bowl, line with cheesecloth, and pour in the separated concoction. Let it strain.

Yep. That’s it.

It’s fresh and lemony and so delicious. We use it to make stuffed shells with and Vesper Brothers Arrabbiata.

We also love the just-made ricotta served warm with berries or peaches and a dash of cinnamon. Want a little more sweetness? Drizzle with honey or maple syrup.

The leftover whey can be used to tenderize meat, add to smoothies, use in baked goods, or simply drink it poured over ice.

If you love ricotta, you should totally make this. You’ll never want store-bought again!

Happy Cooking!


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