Z CUCINA, House Ricotta

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Z Cucina’s two Columbus locations - Dublin and Grandview - offer some of our city’s best Italian cuisine. Both restaurants are open for limited reservations and carry out from Monday through Saturday, 5 - 7:30pm, and offer “cocktails to-go” as well as wine and beer. To order, or make a reservation call 614.916.9200 (Dublin) or 614.486.9200 (Grandview). For menus and gift card information visit https://www.zcucina.com/.

House Ricotta

Ingredients Whole Milk - 2 quarts

Heavy Cream - 2 cups

Fresh Lemon Juice - 1/2 cup

Vinegar - 1/4 cup

Kosher Salt - 2 tbsp


  1. Stir well.

  2. Simmer on low heat. About 1 hour to 1 hour and a half.

  3. When curds have formed, turn off heat and let rest for about 3-4 hours.

  4. Skim curds and strain in the colander for 2 hours.

  5. Refrigerate and use for antipasto, topping pastas or anything else you would normally use ricotta for.

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