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Fresh Ricotta

Fresh Ricotta

Ricotta is an Italian fresh cheese made from sheep, cow, goat or buffalo’s milk whey left over from the production of cheese. Since the casein is filtered away from whey during cheese making process, Ricotta is suitable for persons with casein intolerance. Being low in fat and high in protein, Ricotta is a dieter’s dream cheese.

Traditional Italian fresh ricotta is smoother than cottage cheese but slightly grainy, white, moist and tastes mildly sweet. The light, delicate consistency and clean flavors make it a perfect accompaniment to a variety of recipes and dishes.

Ricotta is a popular ingredient in many Italian dishes like lasagna, manicotti, cassata, cheesecake, calzone, pizza, and ravioli and dips. It is also suitable as a sauce thickener. Fresh Ricotta pairs great with Sauvignon Blanc.

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Apr 03
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Mar 30
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Feb 13
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Jan 20
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Jan 18
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Jan 17
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Jan 13
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Jan 06
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Dec 16, 2013
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