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Homemade Ricotta-Stuffed Ravioli

This awesome recipe (full instructions here) utilizes homemade ricotta cheese and wonton wrappers to make ravioli from scratch! Notice that they make the ricotta by using only lemon juice and whole milk, then letting it strain for a half hour.

What about the chemical makeup of ricotta cheese means that you only need whole milk and lemon juice? Why don’t you need rennet and the more complicated process that we followed to make mozzarella cheese in the lab?