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Ricotta Silana

Ricotta Fresca

Traditional, creamery, whey cheese made from cow’s milk. It is a basin-shaped cheese, pure white and wet but not sticky. Good Ricotta should be firm, not solid and consist of a mass of fine, moist, delicate grains, neither salted nor ripened. It is white, creamy and mild and is primarily used as an ingredient in lasagna. It is primarily made with cow’s milk whey which is heated to 60 degrees C. Citric acid is added to encourage destabilization and separation and the temperature is quickly raised to 85 degrees C. Proteins from the whey separate rise and coagulate; the proteins (lactalbumin) are skimmed off and put in a wicker basket to drain for one day after which the “cheese” is ready for market.

NUTRITIONAL FEATURES/ 100 g:

Kcal: 160
Carbohydrates: 5 g
Proteins 11 g
Fats: 10 g
Water: 73 g Š