One of the things I was doing in my kitchen yesterday afternoon was making ricotta cheese! Last year I got a great cookbook called The Homemade Pantry. It has recipes for all the things you know you could have been making yourself but haven’t, and also recipes for things that you never realized could be made easily at home. Ricotta is one of the latter. And it only needs two ingredients: milk and lemon.
Then you’re supposed to heat it to 205 degrees but not bring it to a boil. Maybe I did something wrong, because mine started boiling way before that. But it still turned into cheese anyway, so it’s all good! After that let it sit for ten minutes then strain through a cheesecloth.
So if you never have, try making some cheese! It really couldn’t be easier. I was even cleaning my seed starting kit the whole time the cheese was doing its thing. And now I have homemade ricotta to use in my spinach lasagna…