Ricotta is the Italian word for “recooked” since it is cooked twice before achieving this type of cheese. This fresh cheese made from the whey leftover produced by other cheeses. It is a curd cheese similar to cottage cheese but lighter. The very light and slightly sweet taste is the reason why this is a very versatile cheese to use. Many people have been using ricotta for savory dishes like pasta, mixed with appetizers, and sweet treats like cheesecakes, and cannoli.
Milk source: Pasteurized cow’s milk
Texture: Soft and curd-like
- Spinach filo triangles
- Ricotta Cheesecakes
- Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes
Ingredients: Pasteurized cow’s milk, salt, rennet