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Description: "Recooked." A soft, mild, white cake of cheese made with cow or sheep's milk whey, the residue from the cheese-making processes of other cheeses, skimmed and drained. It should be a firm, soft, not solid, basin-shaped cheese. It is versatile and is used as a dessert cheese for making cheesecakes or served with sugar and fruit, or is used in ravioli or pasta dishes and pastries. In North America this is made with added semi-skimmed milk rather than whey, which changes the consistency and texture considerably so that it is more like cottage cheese.
Most frequent country: Widespread
Also known as: Brocotta
See places: Italian food and cuisine
See foods and dishes: arancini di ricotta, budino di ricotta, calcioni di ricotta, crostata di ricotta, Fior di Maggio, pasta, ricotta infornata, ricotta romano, ricotta salata