So ricotta is something you can buy at the grocery store very easily. It’s not too expensive, you can get low fat. . . it’s in plastic containers and kinda tastes like the plastic containers. You may not agree with me, but that’s only because you haven’t had this homemade ricotta. It. Is. Delicious. It’s simple too. Even if you’ve never made cheese before, this one only has two ingredients (milk and buttermilk) and you boil it. That’s it. It doesn’t get much easier than that. I made some today in about 15 minutes. It’s not even time consuming (like bread).
Why I love being able to make homemade ricotta? You can make it savory (lasagna, cannelloni, stuffed shells etc) or make it sweet (top it with berries and honey, make cannolis, ricotta cheesecake, etc). It’s so versatile. You should make it just so you have bragging rights to tell your friends that you are a ‘cheese maker’! There’s a similar recipe but it’s for a cheese called paneer that I found on Angry Chicken’s blog . . .