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Fresh Ricotta Cheese

The rich, clean flavors of fresh milk.
$12.99 3 lb.
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Product Description

Soft and fluffy, to scoop and spread. Cast as the supporting ingredient role or soft and creamy star.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: United States
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow
Rennet Type: Acid

The Flavor Experience

We searched high and low for a fresh ricotta we could consistently stand behind. With all the flavors of fresh milk, our fresh ricotta will not hide its origins. The smooth grain keeps this fluffy cheese spreadable, scoopable, spoonable, and ploppable. Made from the whey (you may recall Little Miss Muffet), typically merely a byproduct of cheesemaking, fresh ricotta will let you wholly honor milk.

The Story

Whey, along with casein, is one of the major classes of milk proteins. Whey is water soluble, though, so in standard cheesemaking, as water is expelled from the curd, whey follows. That’s a lot of nutrients, so why not capture that and make cheese? The soft, amorphous quality of ricotta, as opposed to the firm, moldable matrix of casein-based cheeses, illustrates the how different these protein classes are in structure and reactivity. Their role in milk differs, too, caseins being primarily a source of nutrients, while whey proteins typically have defensive, transport, or enzymatic functions.

Usage Tips

Of course you will use fresh ricotta in lasagna, stuffed shells, and manicotti, but consider it as a base for all your favorite dips (spinach, artichoke, crab… the list goes ever on!). Fill half a cantaloupe with a generous scoop of fresh ricotta and drizzle with honey (we like the gossamer Colorado Star Thistle honey from Bee Raw) for breakfast, dessert, or a guaranteed unique (and unbeatable) potluck contribution. Don’t let us distract you from the cannoli and cheesecake, though.

Straight From the Monger’s Mouth

“There’s something satisfying in taking milk for all it’s worth. Plus, I’ve got all this fruit.” — Ann C., Monger & Encyclopaedia Brit-Ann-ica

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