Making your own ricotta is surprisingly easy and the results are astounding. The cheese is creamier with a deliciously subtle milk flavor -- plus by making it yourself, you know it doesn't have any fillers or stabilizers. Our recipe comes from chef Dan Bonanno, of A Pig in a Fur Coat in Madison, Wisconsin.
Do not use lowfat or fat-free milk to make ricotta. The flavor comes from the fat in the milk.