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: Caputo Brothers Creamery uses only Animal Welfare Approved, non-GMO feed, pasture-based milk from local, family-owned dairy farms. They are committed to paying a fair price to farmers for the high quality milk they produce!