Pour 1L (4 cups, 32 oz, 1000 ml) of organic raw whole milk into a medium saucepan at medium heat
Juice 1 large lemon (should produce around 1/4 cup or 4 tbsp of juice)
Prepare your cheesecloth or shirt and place into a sieve. Set aside.
Once the milk reaches boiling point (bubbles are newly apparent) remove from the heat and the add lemon juice, whisking extremely slowly and delicately together for 30 seconds to 1 minute until curd-like chunks form in the milk mixture - if curds do not form sufficiently, add more lemon juice
Holding the fabric (cheesecloth or shirt), pour your milk mixture inside carefully, making sure the sides of the cloth do not fall inside the mixture or along the sides of the sieve
Once you have poured all the milk mixture inside the cloth, bring the sides of the cloth together slowly above the mixture, let some of the liquid separate, and then press they outside of the cloth lightly where the mixture falls so that it forms into a ball, squeezing out excess liquid. What you will be left with is delicious ricotta.
Let your mixture sit for a minute while you prepare any herbs or oils you like to have. Taste if you wish to see if you want to add more salt, and some pepper if you like
The mixture should taste slightly over salted (will not be overly salty when the cheese is ready)
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