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Ricotta Salata

from Italy by Fromage Marquis
Item description Temp Price per LB* Price* Qty Sku
8 oz cut portion chilled $13.23 $6.62
1 lb cut portion chilled $13.23 $13.23
8.5 lb wheel chilled $13.23 $112.46

Ricotta Salata

Most people know ricotta cheese, a soft, curdly Italian cheese that resembles cottage cheese. Ricotta Salata however, is something different and we think, altogether more delicious. It’s more of an aged version of regular ricotta, and like the name implies, it’s salty – “salata”. While ricotta is almost sweet, ricotta salata is salty, and where ricotta is soft and liquidy, salata is dry and firm, buttery but crumbly. It can easily be shaved or grated, which makes ricotta salata a great option for pasta, risotto or salads, as an alternative to parmigiano or pecorino. It’s mild enough to play well with other ingredients without overwhelming a dish, and is at home with pasta, rice, fresh produce, meats, chicken, you name it, you can add ricotta salata and it will take more delicious.

Ricotta Salata cheese is not your average cheese, and this rare Italian cheese made of sheep’s milk, with a paste that is pure white, very firm and dense- but with a slightly saltier flavor (salata means salty in Italian) is usually hard to find. Luckily, we always carry a great supply and deliver Ricotta Salata straight to your door, so you’re never without this special cheese.

Try Ricotta Salata on pizzas, casseroles, or roasted vegetables, but it’s also perfect for cold dishes like salads, antipastos or cubed and served swimming in olive oil with crusty bread. It’s a bit similar to Feta cheese, which means you can use it as you would the Greek favorite. Ricotta salata is a very versatile cheese, with an intensity in flavor that’s complemented with a buttery mouthfeel – the perfect combination. We love pairing it with lemon, olives, asparagus, roasted meats and fish. The sweetness of fresh fruit is also a great companion, so sprinkle over a juicy watermelon or grilled peach for an unexpected summer dessert. Buy this sheep's milk ricotta cheese online at Gourmet Food Store for prompt delivery at the click of a button.

Storage: refrigerated
Availability: Usually ships within 1 business days. Product is perishable and must ship via Overnight service.
Name: Ricotta
Milk Type: Sheep
Texture: Semi Hard
Origin: Italian
Shape: Wheel

Product Reviews

versitile . good value
Jennifer from Baton Rouge, LA
Flavorful but not too salty. Great for putting on pasta.
Johanna from Riverdale Park, MD
This is a very flavorful cheese. Reminds me of childhood Easter when this cheese was never missing from the table. It needs just a bit more salt.
Sorry I did not buy more
oana from san antonio, TX
The perfect addition to a salad. Great flavor.
Lucas from Maugansville, MD

Questions and Answers

Q:Is this ricotta salata made in Sicily?
A:Yes, this cheese does originate in Sicily.
Q:How long does ricotta salata keep in refrigerator.
A:The shelf life of the Ricotta Salata is 2 weeks refrigerated.
Q:Can I shred ricotta salata for a topping for a salad. Is it firm enough?
A:Ricotta Salata is ideal for grating and for salads.
Q:Do you carry ricotta salad a that has been dried for grating
A:This Ricotta Salata is made from lightly salted sheep’s milk curd that is pressed and dried, then aged for a minimum of three months. It is ideal for grating.

Product Pricing and Weight Specifications

This product is priced by the lb. shipped, and you will be charged based on the actual weight of the item shipped, by the price per lb for the product. The total price your shopping cart shows is an estimated charge. You will not be charged until the product ships, based on the weight that is shipped. The chart below shows estimated weight ranges and actual prices per lb. for this item.

Sku Item description Item weight range Price per lb
2121903 8 oz cut portion 0.45 lbs. - 0.55 lbs. $13.23
2121903 8 oz cut portion 0.45 lbs. - 0.55 lbs. $13.23
2121901 1 lb cut portion 0.80 lbs. - 1.20 lbs. $13.23
2121901 1 lb cut portion 0.80 lbs. - 1.20 lbs. $13.23
2121902 8.5 lb wheel 7.00 lbs. - 10.00 lbs. $13.23
2121902 8.5 lb wheel 7.00 lbs. - 10.00 lbs. $13.23
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