Ricotta Salata Wheel

Item #: 7267

Ricotta is a rindless sheep's milk cheese produced in Sicily. After being lightly salted and aged for a minimum of 3 months, it develops a supple, mild taste with a sweet and nutty flavor. It is snow white in texture and is ideal crumbling. It's one of Italy's most unusual and least understood sheep's milk cheeses. The milk curds and whey used to make this gourmet Italian cheese are pressed and dried even before the cheese is aged, giving this pure white gourmet cheese a dense but slightly spongy texture and a salty, milky flavor -- like a dry Italian feta. Use ricotta salata cheese to dice into salads of all kinds--particularly pasta salads and spinach salads, or serve with fresh or grilled vegetables, beans, and fruit. Its firm texture makes it perfect for tossing.

  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Sicily
  • Size: CW 4/7#
  • Precut Code: 9204