Did you know that ricotta cheese translates to "re-cooked whey"? That's right, the American-style ricotta made from milk is actually something altogether different. It is simply "cooked" milk with vinegar or citric acid added to curdle the solids in the milk. At Caputo Brothers Creamery, they believe in making ricotta in the traditional Italian-style from the whey with no vinegar or citric acid!
Perfect in a cannoli or just on its own for a protein-packed snack, this is not the same product as the milk-based ricotta you find in the plastic tubs! This ricotta is made by harvesting the whey throughout cheesemaking and re-cooking it to create this soft, custard-like cheese. It’s smooth texture and delicious flavor make it perfect for both sweet and savory applications.
About Caputo Brothers Creamery: A family-owned cheese business located in the heart of the Central Pennsylvania dairy region, Caputo produces the United States’ best Italian cheeses that renowned chefs and restaurants have purchased for a decade. Get a true taste of Italy right in your own home with their fresh mozzarella, whey ricotta, and aged cheeses!