Meyer Lemon Ricotta Recipe

The delicate flavor of Meyer lemons complements light-textured ricotta cheese, delicious in desserts and savory dishes alike.

From "One-Hour Cheese"
Winter 2017-2018

  • You can make ricotta cheese with juice from your own lemons!
    Photo by Stocksy/Rowena Naylor

Total Hands-On Time: 20

Preparation Time: 10

Cook Time: 10

Yield: 12 ounces

This homemade ricotta uses Meyer lemons to acidify the milk, imparting a faint, sweet essence that will leave folks guessing. Its delicate flavor and texture make this cheese especially wonderful for desserts (cheesecake!) and breakfast favorites (blintzes!), but it also blends nicely in savory dishes with rich sauces. Experiment with half of your batch and add herbs, cracked pepper, seeds, dried fruit, and so on, to create a snacking cheese that goes well with crisp vegetables or crostini. 

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