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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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 Manager Max Toth says diners will often customize their lobster pies with a la carte toppings, like bacon, ricotta and even additional seafood like clams and shrimp. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "(Not) on a roll: 7 unexpected lobster dishes you can find in Connecticut," 14 June 2019 In general, fresh, wet cheeses like ricotta and cream cheese have higher levels of lactose, Strange says. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "These Are the Cheeses That Have the Lowest Levels of Lactose," 11 June 2019 It’s hard for a mixture of ricotta, crème fraîche, Parmesan, eggs and lots of corn to be anything but cravable. New York Times, "We Asked a Chef to Keep a Cooking Diary for a Week. Here’s What She Made.," 27 Aug. 2019 Serve pasta hot, with a spoonful of ricotta on top of each portion. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Marky Ramone's Drum Punk Pasta Recipe," 18 Oct. 2010 Adding charm to the plate were snap peas and little clouds of ricotta gnocchi. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "High marks for Topside in food, drink and view," 22 May 2018 The pasta station will produce dishes such as ricotta gnocchi with green-garlic broth and spinach. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "One Off Hospitality alums set to open Pacific Standard Time on April 30," 17 Apr. 2018 Even ricotta gnocchi or a simple salad got the rain of crunch from time to time. Evan Kleiman, latimes.com, "The outrageously simple joy of bread crumbs, plus a recipe for cauliflower steaks with (surprise!) garlicky bread crumbs," 9 Mar. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of ricotta

: a soft, white Italian cheese

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