How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Fresh ricotta cheese is easy to make and the taste and texture are superior to the store-bought version. Ricotta cheese is made by cheese mongers from the whey and curds left from making other cheeses. You can simulate this process with milk and cream. The lemon juice helps to form the curdles and salt gives it flavor. A few minutes and a few simple ingredients are all you need to make your own fresh ricotta cheese. … [Read more...]

Making Goat Cheese – A Simplified Process

Goat cheese, made from goat’s milk is considered a gourmet delight by some people. It has been used for many thousands of years and is one of the earliest dairy products. Its pristine white color and unique pungent taste has won the hearts of people in the Middle East, Africa and certain Mediterranean countries where it is readily available. The pungent taste of goat products depends on the kind of food eaten by the goats and so the taste of the cheese varies from pungent to mild. The … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta is technically not a cheese; it is a cheese byproduct. This is how it gets its name. Ricotta actually means “recooked” because the leftovers from making other cheese can be turned into ricotta in a few simple steps. Usually this would include the whey but that does not mean you cannot use whole milk. Avoid the hassle of making one cheese to get to another with this recipe, and have fresh ricotta at a moment’s notice. … [Read more...]

An Introduction to Cheese Types of All Kinds

This article is an overview of some of the more popular types of cheese to make at home and can act as a starting off point for those wanting to create their very own fromage. … [Read more...]