Homemade Fresh Ricotta Cheese

You may be thinking, homemade ricotta!? Why make it, when I can buy it at the grocery store? Yes, you could, but why, when you can make it at home? Last week I went to my local grocery store to buy ricotta cheese for a recipe I was making and due to COVID-19 and recent shortages of certain things at the store, I was unable to buy ricotta cheese. Now my mom has been making homemade ricotta for years and shared the recipe with me. I always love when she makes homemade ricotta for any of her pasta dishes...you can tell the difference and it's always a treat! So when there was none to buy I thought well, as long as I can buy milk and cream, I’m golden and my family will be overjoyed that I made the “real deal”.