Homemade ricotta cheese - as easy as 1, 2, 3

Sure, you could buy ricotta cheese at any market around the Detroit metro area - or you could make your own and it would taste much better than the packaged version.

Chef Pete Loren of Nino Salvaggio's International Market has a simple question: can you boil water? If the answer to that is yes - you can make ricotta cheese.

You'll boil just three ingredients together to make it: half a gallon of milk (your choice: whole, skim, goat), a cup and a half of cream, and a teaspoon of salt. When it comes to a simmer, add a quarter cup of lemon juice.

Let it simmer for two minutes and you get the delicious curd ready to be strained through a cheese cloth. Once you get the straining done, the cheese is ready for you to enjoy.

Watch the demonstration in the video above for more!