How to make ricotta cheese creamy

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How to make ricotta cheese creamy
Ricotta cheese tastes delicious in a wide variety of dishes. (ricotta and bacon breakfast 4 image by Brett Mulcahy from

Ricotta cheese is an ancient Italian cheese traditionally made with sheep's milk. The word ricotta means "recooked," as the cheese is made from the leftover whey of the cheese-making process after a different type of cheese is made. Today ricotta is made using cow, goat and sheep's milk and is available at most grocery stores. It is a simple process to make ricotta even creamier than it is naturally.

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Things you need

  • Bowl
  • Whole cream or half-and-half
  • Measuring spoons
  • Fork or whisk

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  1. 1

    Empty a carton of ricotta cheese into a bowl.

  2. 2

    Add 1 to 2 tbsp of whole cream, or half-and-half, to the cheese in the bowl.

  3. 3

    Mix the cream throughout the cheese using a fork or a whisk.

  4. 4

    Add up to 3 tbsp more of the cream, 1 tbsp at a time, until the desired creaminess is achieved in the ricotta.

Tips and warnings

  • For creaminess with less fat, simply add whole or skimmed milk instead of cream.
  • If you plan to use the ricotta in a cooked recipe, such as lasagne, you can also whisk in one egg to every 227gr. of cheese to increase the creamy texture of the cheese.
  • Fresh ricotta is naturally creamy. If you have an Italian market in your area, you may be able to purchase fresh ricotta.

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