My two oldest kids have been home on spring break this week and we’ve had a ball. (This is why I’ve missed posting a couple of days). During this break, my older son and I had fun making some homemade mozzarella (and ricotta from the leftover whey)….and then my family had a wonderful “make your own pizza” night using our homemade cheeses. Why don’t you give it a try. It’s easy! Here’s what we did.
But wait, there’s more!
Homemade Ricotta From the Leftover Whey
Once your have scooped out all of the curds, let them drain until your ricotta has reached your desired dryness. Here’s ours.
Our mozzarella/ricotta recipes made 1 pound of mozzarella and 1 cup of ricotta. (Keep in mind these amounts will vary each time you make your cheese based on how much fat/protein is in your milk). We had a lot of whey left over. The whey can be used in so many wonderful recipes. I will share an English Muffin type bread that I used with our whey from this week with you tomorrow!