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Here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid to make your own cheese

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You know what’s outrageous? The price of store-bought cheese, and the fact that so many people are afraid to try making it themselves. Although there are a whole slew of varieties that need to be matured for days on end in a controlled environment, there are quite a few types that you can make faster than it probably takes to get to and from the grocery store. So what’s stopping you from making some for yourself? Especially when fresh, homemade food almost always tastes the best.

Luckily, Mary Berg‘s produced a beautiful recipe for fresh, ricotta cheese on Mary’s Big Kitchen Party (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET during Dinner and a Movie; on demand on Fibe TV1) to get you started. And here’s the best part: you can whip it up in under an hour.

To make Mary’s quick ricotta cheese, all you need to do is heat some milk, cream and salt together to 200F, add in a squeeze of fresh lemon and let it sit for 10 minutes before draining it through a cheesecloth. Doesn’t sound so bad after all now, does it?

Catch Mary’s Big Kitchen Party every Friday at 9 p.m. ET during Dinner and a Movie; available on demand on Fibe TV, Channel 1.

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