Homemade Ricotta cheese


In one of my homesteading groups on facebook, someone mentioned a super easy and “delicious” cheese recipe, so I had to give it a try and see if it was something the kids would like. It really WAS easy!

Homemade cheese
Author: Jodi Stevens
  • 1 gallon milk
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • Cheesecloth
  1. Bring the milk to a boil
  2. Remove from heat and add vinegar
  3. Stir until it curds evenly
  4. Add salt and stir again
  5. Pour into cheesecloth (I put the cheesecloth inside of a strainer first)
  6. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can, tie off the cheesecloth and let sit in the fridge for an hour or two. Once hard, remove cheesecloth and enjoy!

It tasted like Ricotta though, so it isn’t something that we would want to eat by itself, which is what I was hoping for. That’s perfectly fine though, since Ricotta tends to cost way more than this did to make. I will be using this recipe for our lasagnas and stuffed shells from now on!

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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