It's actually incredibly easy to prepare a homemade ricotta-style soft cheese. The product can then be served with savory or sweet dishes.
3 cups milk
1 tbsp vinegar
To a pot add 3 cups of whole milk. Bring to 185F stirring constantly to prevent scorching at the bottom. Take off from the heat and stir in 1 tbsp of vinegar.
Allow to sit for 10 minutes on the counter top. The cheese should curdle into large chunks.
Meanwhile, set up a colander lined with two layers of cheese cloth. Set into a bowl. Pour in the curdled milk and allow to drain for 60 minutes. Tie the cheescloth and suspend over a bowl in the fridge overnight.
Remove from cloth and pat cheese into a ball. Season with salt and some freshly cracked pepper. Or a little salt and honey.