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Ricotta Salata

$11.00 / Lb
ricotta salata cheese
Ricotta Salata
  • Pasteurized
  • Animal Rennet
  • Age: 90 days
  • Sheep Milk
  • Italy
  • Approachable
  • Soft

Ricotta Salata is a type of ricotta cheese that’s aged for 90 days until it has a firm, crumbly texture. This block of rindless white cheese has a bright profile of fresh milk and sea salt and a velvety mouthfeel that make it an ideal addition to pasta and salads. We like this traditional Italian cheese with a drizzle of Murray’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and a handful of Murray’s Mixed Olives.

“I'm somewhat of a bargain hunter, and when I discovered the versatility of the super-affordable ricotta salata, I became an instant fan! This cheese is so obedient , too: it grates, shaves, slivers, or cuts into any shape I want it to (while at the same time adding salty-milky-slightly gamey flavors that I love); it makes everything tastier! I usually shave or grate it over bitter greens (like arugula, radicchio or endive), pasta or bean salads with lots of fresh, chopped herbs, spicy peppers, and good olive oil.”
Murray’s National Team – New York, NY
Pasteurized Sheep's Milk, Whey, Salt

Allergens: Milk

  • Ricotta was originally made from leftover whey from the making of Pecorino or similar cheeses.
  • Ricotta Salata is an aged version of the classically creamy ricotta and has a crumbly texture and less moisture.
  • There are other styles of aged ricotta that include Ricotta Infornata, a soft baked ricotta, and Ricotta Affumicata, a smoked ricotta.
  • Ricotta Salata originates in Sardinia, which is known for sheep’s milk cheeses.
When you receive your cheese, unpack the order and refrigerate the items. We recommend using the cheese paper we send most of our products in to store the cheese. The cheese paper helps cover the items and stop them from drying out, while also allowing the cheese to breathe. Since cheese is mold, it's a living thing! If you cut off air circulation to the cheese, you can actually cause it to suffocate and spoil at a faster rate.

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