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Retro Ricotta

  • Difficulty
  • 1 hour
    Prep Time
  • 10 min
    Cooking Time
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650ml non-homogenised, full-fat milk

¼ cup cream

2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

¼ tsp salt


Please do try this – it’s so easy and you won’t be disappointed, as long as you have the right product. If you live near a farm, getting it straight from the source would be even better!


1. Pour the milk and cream into a heavy-based saucepan. Gently heat until it is just scalding. Take your time with this next step – don’t rush it. When it is scalding, pour in the lemon juice and salt, stir once, then leave on the heat for a few minutes. You should notice the milk separates into curds and whey. This may take five minutes or so. As soon as this happens, take the pot off the heat and leave for 10 minutes.

2. Line a sieve with some clean muslin, a tea-towel, a sheet or cotton serviette, and pour the mixture into the sieve, making sure to put a bowl under it to catch the whey. Leave for 15 minutes. Tie the top of the cloth and hook the ball of cheese over your kitchen tap so it is dangling down. Leave for two to three hours to drip. When the cheese seems dry, remove and keep in the fridge.

Recipe Courtesy Of

NZ Woman's Weekly

Recipe Courtesy Of

NZ Woman's Weekly