[ri-kot-uh, -kaw-tuh; Italian ree-kawt-tah]
- a soft Italian cheese that resembles cottage cheese.
Origin of ricotta
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Mozzarella, ricotta and burrata all come from the south of Italy; feta is from Greece.Elegy to Italian Cheese
May 21, 2011
Fed up with using half of a store-bought container of ricotta cheese, Petrit Husenaj embarked on making his own.
The next time I go to use it, my ricotta has turned into a Petri dish and is now the only other living thing in my apartment.
The saltiness of ricotta salata and olives make this simple root vegetable a meal.What to Eat: Winter Salads
December 1, 2009
The ricotta with fresh basil that Benton loved on homemade pizza.Dr. Scarpetta Heads to Psych Ward
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February 23, 2009
Like Ricotta, this is such a popular cheese all over America that it is imitated widely, and often badly, with a bitter taste.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
- a soft white unsalted cheese made from sheep's milk, used esp in making ravioli and gnocchi
C19: Italian, from Latin recocta recooked, from recoquere, from re- + coquere to cook
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Word Origin and History for ricotta
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