Close your eyes. Picture a cloud. Now take a bite out of it. Now open your eyes, combine four simple ingredients and poof…you’ve got delicious, creamy, fluffy ricotta right before your eyes! Really, it’s that easy.
½ gallon whole milk
1 cup cream
½ tsp. salt
3 Tbs. lemon juice
Over a large bowl, place the metal sieve and line with cheesecloth.
In a large pot, bring milk, cream, and salt to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice and simmer for 18 minutes, stirring often. At this point, the curds will separate.
Pour the mixture into the prepared cheesecloth and let drain for 1 hour. Chill and enjoy this fluffy cloud of cheese.
Stir into your favorite pasta sauce (Tomato, Pesto).
Spread on tartines.
Mix with honey and lemon zest, and serve as a dessert.