Today we are going to make ricotta cheese and we are going to use it to make a delicious toast: toast with pear, ricotta and honey , a dish that will be a wonderful breakfast as well as a snack or a delicious light dinner.

We can prepare the ricotta with whole milk, which is how we have done it, but it can also be prepared with semi-skimmed milk, so that it is a little more curdled and not so greasy, or even with soy milk, as a vegetable alternative. The machine we use today, the Ariete , has a program to make vegetable milk that opens up a world of possibilities.

The process for preparing ricotta is very simple. You only have to cut the milk, and we do it with citric acid that you will find in herbalists, or use lemon juice.

The combination with the pear is a delight, I recommend it to you all. And making cheese at home becomes a very healthy hobby, I highly encourage you to do some research and understand all the possibilities.


  • 2 liters of whole milk
  • 1 cc citric acid or squeezed lemon juice
  • Seed bread toast
  • 1 pear
  • 1 splash of honey
  • a few sprigs of thyme


  1. The process for preparing ricotta is very simple. You just have to put the milk inside the Ariette cheese and yogurt maker . Cover the machine with the lid and choose the quick cheese program (the second program).
  2. Wait until the milk reaches 80ºC, and when it reaches this temperature, add a teaspoon of citric acid mixed with a teaspoon of water. If you don't have citric acid you can add a squeeze of lemon.
  3. When the machine notifies you with an upward arrow, it means that it is time to drain our cheese. Raise the internal basket and leave it resting until the machine tells us to.
  4. Once you have your ricotta ready, place it in an airtight jar to store in the fridge.
  5. We want to use the ricotta to make a pear toast, so we take a pear with the clean skin, and cut it into slices, trying to preserve the shape of the pear as much as possible.
  6. Now we only have to plate. You can toast the bread (we recommend it, since the flavor of the toast with the pear and the cheese is better) or leave it untoasted. Take the pear and place 2 pear slices on top of each slice of bread. With the help of two soup spoons, make the ricotta cheese balls, and present them on top of each piece of pear.
  7. To finish, add a drizzle of honey on top of the toast and to give it a little color, put a little thyme on top of the ricotta. And you got it!

Toast with ricotta and pear

Cheese and yogurt machine Ariete


  • We suggest using ricotta on this toast with pear, but in the fig season it is also an option that you have to abuse, because you will love a toast with ricotta and figs . You can also combine it with peach (peach in syrup is also useful when peach is not in season).
  • Also use the ricotta to fill crepes! Instead of toast, you can make a ricotta and pear crepe, or simply a ricotta and honey crepe... or ricotta and mushrooms or whatever you like best. Making crepes at home is also very easy, fun and delicious. If you are looking for your ideal crepe maker, I encourage you to find yours here .
  • The Ariete cheese and yogurt machine is a discovery: I love it for its possibilities when it comes to making cheeses of all kinds, including vegan cheeses! And its large capacity allows you to make a small amount or up to 2L to have cheese and yogurt in cantidubi!

Homemade Ricotta Cheese Toast


Fatima said:

Hola, tenéis vídeo del queso fresco? Programa 1. Gracias

Mercedes said:

José, el suero tiene muchas aplicaciones y es un pecado tirarlo. Lo puedes utilizar para añadir a la masa del bizcocho, magdalenas, pizza,…. también a la masa del pan en vez de agua o para hacer crema de verduras. Mételo máximo una semana en la nevera o congélalo si no vas a utilizarlo aún.

Carmen said:

José, con el suero resultante se prepara la verdadera ricotta, añadiendo más de leche, sal y zumo de limón. El resultado es una ricotta cremosa y sin grumos. Lo que han preparado en la receta de arriba es queso fresco.
Un saludo

José said:

¿Qué se puede hacer con el suero resultante tras separar el queso?

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