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Ricotta Salata


Country: Italy
Region: All over the country
Texture: Firm
Type of Milk: Sheep
Aging Time: 3 Months
Pasteurized: Yes

Ricotta Salata is an Italian sheep’s milk cheese. This cheese originated in Sicily, but is now produced in several areas within the country including Sardinia, Puglia and Lazio. It is a pressed cheese that is salted and aged for approximately three months and formed into medium sized wheels that are typically 3 to 4 inches high and 6 to 7 inches wide. Its texture is dense and it ideal for grating. Its appearance is pure white and has no rind. Its flavor is well balanced, salty, and milky and most closely resembles feta cheese.


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