Makes approx 1 cup ricotta
3 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup cream
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Pour milk and cream into a saucepan; add salt. Heat over a medium heat until milk begins to froth on the surface (or until a thermometer reads 90C). Remove from heat, add lemon juice. Stir gently to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes to separate in to curds and whey.
Line a colander with a double layer of cheesecloth; set over a large pot. Check the milk has separated, adding an extra tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar if it hasn’t. Leave for a further 5 minutes. Pour curds in to the cheesecloth. Leave for 10 minutes for the whey to drain. Gather the cheesecloth in to a ball and squeeze out the excess whey. (The drained whey can be added to smoothies or used in baking.)
Store ricotta in the fridge and use within 5 days.