Australia boasts one of the world’s leading dairy industries. A variety of dairy products are produced here because of its clean, lush pastures and diverse climate. With the access of technology from England in 1850s, it started making more than 160 varieties of cheeses.
The name Ricotta is derived from the Italian word recocta that means “recooked”. It is fresh, unripened cow’s milk cheese that has a thick texture with high moisture content. The cheese has a creamy mild flavour and a short shelf life. Ricotta differs from Cottage Cheese and Quark, as it is made from whey to which a small proportion of either whole or skimmed milk is added. Because of low-salt content and light flavour, it can be perfectly used in sweet or savory dishes.
Other Australian cheeses:
Heidi Aged Gruyere, Heidi Gruyere, Kervella Affine, Maffra Aged Rinded Cheddar, Maffra Cheshire, Maffra Mature Cheddar, Maffra Red Leicester, Maffra Wensleydale, Martha's Heat, Mersey Valley Original Vintage, Mountain Goat, Pyengana Cheddar, Tala, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Yarra Valley Vintage Savourine
Black Pearl, Figaro, Grabetto, Harvest, Maffra Dargo Walnut, Maffra Peppercorn Cheddar, Maffra Sage Derby, Mandolin, Milawa Goats Tomme, Paesanella Fresco, Pompeii, Pyengana Cheddar, Tasmania Highland Chevre Log, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Yarra Valley Black Savourine, Yarra Valley Bulls Eyes, Yarra Valley White Savourine
Blue Vein (Australian), Driftwood, Fior Di Latte, Fresh Fior Di Latte, King River Gold, Meredith Blue, Milawa Affine, Mozzarella (Australian), Neufchatel (Australian), Paesanella Bocconcin, Paesanella Caciotta, Paesanella Caciotta with Rocket & Chilli, Paesanella Cherry Bocconcin, Pokolbin, Roaring Forties Blue, Rubi, Smoked Fior Di Latte, Vesuvius
Bega Processed Cheddar, Binnorie Marinated Fetta, Duet, Edith, Gippsland Blue, Kervella Affine, King Island Cape Wickham Brie, Le Conquerant Demi Pont L'eveque , McLaren, Meredith Blue, ... show all ... , Milawa Blue, Milawa Brie, Milawa White, Oasis, Timboon Brie, Vigneron, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Woodside Cabecou, Woodside Capricorn, Woodside Charleston, Yarra Valley Cardi, Yarra Valley Juno, Yarra Valley Persian Feta, Yarra Valley Saffy, Yarra Valley Yering
fresh firm cheeses:
Goat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lemon Myrtle Chevre, Saltbush Chevre, Swag
fresh soft cheeses:
Allium Piper, Barambah Organics Marinated Feta, Cottage Cheese (Australian), Goat Curd, Kris Lloyd - Artisan Blend, Manon, Mascarpone (Australian), Meredith Ashed Pyramids, Meredith Chevre Ash, Meredith Chevre Dill, ... show all ... , Meredith Chevre Plain, Meredith Goat Cheese in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Monet, Paesanella Buffalo Ricotta, Paesanella Burrata, Paesanella Dry Ricotta, Paesanella Fresh Ricotta, Quark, Tapas, Woodside Chevre, Yarra Valley Ashed Pyramid, Yarra Valley Fresh Pyramid, Yarra Valley Gentle Goat