Ricotta- what a beautiful cheese. If you think about it as cheese. Ricotta in Italian means "recooked", and it is originally made from cooked whey. Whey is the liquid that remains from cheesemaking. Then the whey needs to ferment for few hours to get more acidic. The low pH and the re-heating process denatures the protein and causes it to flocculate- forming a fine curd. This curd is your beautiful ricotta. So to make ricotta at home, we will do the whole process a little differently. Instead of using whey, we will use whole milk. We will heat it. Then we'll add lemon to acidify the milk to form the curd (acid to coagulate whey protein from whey solution). Ricotta is a gorgeous cheese, super easy to make. You will be super proud of yourself once you made it. You should make it! The ricotta will keep refrigerated for 4 to 5 days.