Making cheese at home is way easier than most people think it is. This guide to making simple fresh homemade cheese will show you, step-by-step, just how easy it is. The fresh cheese you end up with is often called farmers cheese or fromage blanc. Some people will say this is homemade ricotta cheese, and it can be used like ricotta, but a fresh cheese like this isn't, technically, ricotta, which is made by re-boiling the whey leftover from making cheese in the first place.
This fresh cheese is delicious crumbled onto salads, used on crostini, added to pasta, or served sprinkled with a bit of salt and maybe some minced herbs all on its own.