Traditional Ricotta

Traditional 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 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 this full cream Traditional Ricotta. The name Ricotta translated from Italian means ‘recooked’, thus being the case with the whey.

This ricotta is packaged in a fashella (or basket) to maintain the ricotta’s shape and freshness and sold as a 1kg or 1.5kg unit. Ricotta will naturally expel whey throughout shelf life which is why it is packed in a strainer for convenience.


  • 1kg Basket
  • 1.5kg Basket (Foodservice Range)
  • 1.5kg Basket, Reduced Fat variant (Foodservice Range)

Serving Suggestions

As the packaging strains the whey expelled by this ricotta, the result is a firmer ricotta than our tub variations. This makes it ideal for cooking at higher temperatures as it will not release as much moisture when exposed to high temperatures in the cooking process.

This ricotta is ideal for cooking lasagna, cannelloni, stuffed peppers and many more hot cheesy dishes. It also works well in cheesecakes, pies, tarts and other sweet dishes.


Made in Australia from at least 99% of Australian ingredients

Shelf Life

Refer to packaging for use-by date
Store between 1-4°C
Best consumed within 3 days of opening

Where to buy

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Whey (from Milk), Pasteurised Cows' Milk, Salt, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid

Contains: Milk

Suitable for Vegetarians
Source of Protein
No Artificial Preservatives
4 Health Star Rating

Nutritional Information

Servings Per Package: 20
Serving Size: 50g
Average Qty Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 340kJ 679kJ
Protein 6.5g 13.0g
Fat - Total 5.6g 11.1g
- Saturated 3.9g 7.7g
Carbohydrate 1.4g 2.8g
Sugars 1.4g 2.8g
Sodium 84mg 168mg
Calcium 45mg 90mg

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