Simple Definition of ricotta
: a soft, white Italian cheese
Full Definition of ricotta
: a white unripened whey cheese of Italy that resembles cottage cheese; also : a similar cheese made in the United States from whole or skim milk
Origin of ricotta
Italian, from feminine of past participle of ricuocere to cook again, from Latin recoquere, from re- + coquere to cook — more at cook
First Known Use: 1877
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