I love cheese. I think that probably 90% of the thinks I make contain cheese. One day I was thinking about how awesome it would be to make some cheese myself. I think there was a Groupon for a cheese making kit or something like that. So I went out and bought some stuff to make ricotta cheese. I don’t necessarily love ricotta, but that’s just because I hadn’t had homemade ricotta cheese. Do you have anything that you didn’t like until you made it yourself? I honestly surprised myself with how much more I liked my own ricotta over store bought. Have you surprised yourself like that?
This homemade ricotta cheese was SO much better than store bought. You hear that all the time, but I think that if I gave this to any ricotta-hater, they would change their mind and eat it by the spoonful. I don’t usually have trouble waiting to eat food to take pictures, but I was definitely nibbling on this cheese while taking pictures. It is perfectly crumbly without being too dry. It has a delightfully creamy taste and I will not judge you if you eat it as soon as it’s complete (because I did the same thing).
If a so-so cheese like ricotta can become so luscious when made at home, I wonder how amazing a rock star cheese like cheddar would be. I might have to see if I can find another Groupon for a cheese making kit to test this out…Has anyone tried making cheese at home? How did it go?
Note: I originally found this recipe on epicurious.