What Is the Difference Between Ricotta Cheese and Cottage Cheese?

Look at them side by side and it might be difficult to come up with an answer to the question, What is the difference between ricotta and cottage cheese? Just because they're both pale, soft, shapeless...

Fresh Mozzarella: to freeze or not to freeze

by sylvan 11 years ago

Hello. A kind friend gave me a five pound "ball" of mozzarella cheese. It's vacuum packed in plastic. I'll never use this much within a month. After I open the packaging, can I freeze what I don't ...

Recipe for a main course dish using ricotta and no pasta

by tashabuser 1 year ago

Hi All- For my hubs birthday we are going to make ricotta cheese and then use it to create a 4 course meal (salad, pasta dish, main and dessert). I am struggling to find a gourmet dish for the ma...

why didn't my ricotta set up?

by sparkareno 6 years ago

I tried making ricotta tonight for the first time & it is a disaster. I used a quart of milk, 2 cups of cream (not ultra pasteurized), 1 tsp salt. I brought it to 190 and then added 3 tbs of lemon ...

Please help me re-purpose some not-great ricotta dumpling dough

by small h 2 years ago

I made a New York Times recipe for ricotta dumplings - 1 egg, 1 c ricotta, 1/3 c flour - that turned out less than stellar. I've got about half the un-boiled dough left (I decided to cut my losses)...

Ricotta strainer

by Fritz 2 years ago

don't like the cheese cloth over strainer method. seems rather a waste for the cheesecloth in addition to the pita of it. is there a better option available that others have used?


by Julie417 3 years ago

I have minimally pasteurized milk, but can only get ultra-pasteurized cream. Will this work? I've made it from the recipe I have twice - it worked the first time, failed the second. I don't know wh...

Ricotta Success

by walker 3 years ago

I tried again using Ina Garten's recipe: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/homemade-ricotta-recipe-1923290 So creamy and delicious, better than 99% of what's available store-bought u...

Cannoli Filling: Mascarpone vs. Ricotta

by knoxhound 16 years ago

Transplanted New Yorker wishes to make NYC-via Mulberry Street-(love it or leave it)-style Cannoli Filling. The question is what is (or is there) a ratio of ricotta to mascarpone cheese? And in ter...

DIY ricotta

by Fritz 3 years ago

has anyone experimented with DIY ricotta enough to know if the there is a discernible result depending on the "acid" used? Or the combination of other ingredients? Milk, buttermilk, sheeps milk c...

Southern Italy lemon ricotta recipe?

by LanaG 6 years ago

We spent some time in Puglia (Gallipoli) and for some reason I also think I tasted it in northern Italy but perhaps not. We are craving lemon ricott. It's like a light lemon cheesecake. We found it...

Freezing a ricotta/spinach filling?

by MazDee 6 years ago

I made ricotta (excuse me, you might call it queso fresco!) to use in a lasagna, but that was cancelled, so I made a filling with the cheese, spinach and some parmesan and used it to fill eggplant...

Why is ricotta cheese so expensive now?

by mushroomaffairs 4 years ago

I love ricotta cheese and sweet ricotta desserts, I used to buy big containers of ricotta cheese for $1.99 or 2/$4 whenever it was one sale. It's rarely on sale now and the price is about $7-9 per...


by taras1949a 4 years ago

Does a finer cheese cloth or straining bag make for a creamier ricotta?

Cook's Country Ricotta Baked Chicken Apr/May 2017 issue

by DebitNM 4 years ago

This recipe was on Facebook, but before I could get the recipe; they locked it. Does anyone have the recipe and if so, can you please post it here. Thanks~

Troubleshooting Homemade Ricotta

by foodandscience 7 years ago

The other day I was making the ultimate lasagna bolognese. Bolognese simmered for 6 hours, homemade pasta, besciamella etc. The only thing I didn't make by hand was the mozzarella. I also made m...

Failed Ricotta

by kflei 5 years ago

I recently started making Greek yogurt, and used 1 gallon + 4 cups of leftover whey, + 1 gallon UHT 1% milk, + 1 cup white vinegar, and the juice of one lemon, attempting to make Ricotta. Epic fai...

On heating milk for ricotta making

by lacoet 5 years ago

Hi, Does anybody use the MW to heat the milk to make ricotta cheese? I've been doing it this way because no matter how careful I am when I do it on the stove it always scorch the bottom of the po...

Ricotta cheese past date

by munchkin1 6 years ago

I have some ricotta post-date that tastes fine but there is a wee bit of pink (mold?) on the edge of the container. Keep it or pitch it?

Ricotta in North- Central NJ

by bropaul 6 years ago

Is there any decent ricotta out there? I'm looking for something other than the big industrial brands that you find in every supermarket. With all the Italian specialty stores, I was hoping that so...