After making mozzarella there is heaps of whey left and I felt this was a waste to just throw away so I decided to make some ricotta. There is a Mad Millie recipe that tells you how to make ricotta from milk and you will get a descent amount if you follow this recipe but I didn’t want to waste the whey (which is what ricotta is traditionally made from). I can see why Mad Millie recommends using milk to make ricotta as I only got about 100gms but it was free and would only have been tipped down the sink so worth doing really. Just a note though if you are going to make ricotta from the whey best to leave it overnight as nothing happens for many hours. So far we’ve made mozzarella and ricotta and on the weekend we’re going to make some mascarpone so we can make Tiramisu. Yummy!
I’m definitely keen to make the mozzarella again and will make the ricotta properly to make some yummy lasagna but what I would really like to make is feta and halloumi. I’m going to pop into my local Mad Millie store tomorrow and see what extra bits I need to buy to make these cheeses. So if I was buying a kit I personally think I would buy the Beginners Italian Kit and also buy the Italian cheese manual so you can also make these other cheeses as well. All in all we’ve had a great time and I can’t wait to make more cheese.
If you want a step by step guide check out Frugal Kiwi.
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