Home / Ricotta / Ricotta Q&A: Does Ricotta Cheese Melt?


Does Ricotta Cheese Melt?

Unlike some melting cheeses like mozzarella or cheddar, ricotta cheese does not melt in the same way.

Ricotta cheese has a unique texture and composition that sets it apart from other cheeses. Due to its high moisture content and curd-like texture, ricotta cheese does not melt into a creamy or stretchy consistency. Instead, when exposed to heat, ricotta cheese may become soft and slightly runny. This makes it suitable for incorporating into recipes, where such textures are desired such as lasagna or stuffed pasta shells.

So, while ricotta cheese doesn't melt in the traditional sense, it can still add a delightful creaminess to your favorite dishes.

Ricotta Q & A