Full Cream Whey Ricotta is soft and creamy with a delicate texture and pleasant slight caramel flavour. During the cheese making process, milk is set and then cut separating the curd and whey. The curd is further processed to manufacture cheeses such Bocconcini, Fresh Pecorino and Mozzarella, while the whey is used to produce the Ricotta. Extra milk is added to the whey in order to increase the creamy characteristics of the Full Cream Ricotta. The name Ricotta translated from Italian means 'recooked', thus being the case with the whey.
Ricotta is a great source of calcium – ½ cup provides 42% of the recommended daily allowance. Ricotta should always be refrigerated and stored in an airtight container.
This ricotta is packaged in a fashella (or basket) to maintain the ricotta's shape and freshness and sold as a 1kg unit.
Ricotta is well suited for eating as is, for baking lasagna and ravioli and for making creamy whipped desserts and pancake fillings. It is suitable for sweet and savoury dishes – a versatile cheese for all occasions. Stir through honey and spread on bread as a quick snack.
Available at the following supermarkets in South Australia: Woolworths.
Product of Australia
Made with fresh South Australian milk
Maximum 19 days, store between 1-4°C
Best consumed withing 3 days of opening