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How to Make Ricotta Cheese with Goat Milk

Learn how one family turns their surplus goat milk into ricotta cheese and how to make a delicious Stuffed Manicotti recipe.

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Raising dairy goats is a little like eating potato chips: You can't stop with just one. At least, that's how it's been with us. Once our second nanny was in production, however, we (that is, my husband and I and our two children) suddenly found we had a problem: namely, what to do with all that goat's milk!

Unfortunately, Ohio law made it virtually impossible for us to sell — or even give away — our surplus. Rather than dump the excess down the drain, though, we learned to convert our leftover milk into cheese ... a deliciously tangy ricotta-type cheese that's equally good raw, seasoned with herbs, or used in cooking.

Goat's milk ricotta is easy to make ... and you don't need any special equipment to get started.

Here's all you do:



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