Making your own cheese can seem pretty daunting. There’s rennet, maybe wax, and I guess you also need a cave or something. But, it doesn’t have to be so difficult. Especially where ricotta is concerned. With four ingredients and a cheesecloth, you can make the magic happen. To make things even easier, food52 has two easy ways to make your own ricotta–with buttermilk or lemon juice. Head over there for two effortless recipes.
Once you’ve made your own ricotta, check out our recipes for impossibly delicious vegetable lasagna, five-minute ricotta pudding, Meyer lemon ricotta pancakes, or homemade pizzas.