ri·​cot·​ta | \ ri-ˈkä-tə How to pronounce ricotta (audio) , -ˈkȯ-\

Definition of ricotta

: a white unripened whey cheese of Italy that resembles cottage cheese also : a similar cheese made in the U.S. from whole or skim milk

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The ricotta, with chunks of honeycomb, is especially creamy and subtle—the perfect farewell, and an invitation to return. Jessica Henderson, The New Yorker, "Rezdôra Brings Northern Italy to New York City," 9 Aug. 2019 In this summery recipe, the ricotta gets a glorious layer of ripe peach slices, a drizzle of honey, an emerald sprinkle of pistachios, some fresh thyme leaves and a finishing pinch of flaky salt. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "Ricotta toast with peaches and pistachios is the summer snack you didn’t know you needed," 8 Aug. 2019 In a medium bowl, whisk together the ricotta, yogurt and Pecorino Romano (or Parmigiano Reggiano). Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "Repertoire: Eggplant Gratin With Ricotta Custard," 2 Aug. 2019 To make the ricotta, Chef heats whole milk to 190 degrees and adds lemon juice. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham City Bite: Chez Fonfon Tartine," 2 Aug. 2019 Transfer the ricotta to a bowl, discarding the cheesecloth and any remaining whey. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "Homemade cheese? No whey!," 31 July 2019 Using either a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a bowl and electric hand mixer, combine the ricotta, sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon and vanilla. 2. Nina Mandell, For The Win, "11 ridiculously easy and delicious last-minute Super Bowl recipes," 2 Feb. 2018 In a bowl, mix together the ricotta, lemon juice and Parmesan. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Breakfast flatbread recipe from Somewhere Louisville will make you want to brunch so hard," 30 Jan. 2018 There are five: pepperoni; three cheeses and basil; speck and scamorza with hot chili oil; stracciatella cheese and smoked trout roe; and fennel sausage, smoked ricotta and green sauce. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look at Rosie Cannonball, opening today in Montrose," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ricotta

1617, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ricotta

Italian, from feminine of past participle of ricuocere to cook again, from Latin recoquere, from re- + coquere to cook — more at cook

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: a soft, white Italian cheese

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