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  1. Thursday, January 29

    My New Favorite Cheese: Ricotta Salata

    Just a quick post today to share my new favorite cheese. It’s called ricotta salata and it’s mighty fine.

    my new favorite cheese, ricotta salata | from @janemaynard

    The kind I buy is from Bel Gioioso. They label the cheese as “The Italian Feta,” which I think is a good description. Salata means “salted,” and that’s basically what this cheese is – ricotta cheese that has been pressed, salted and dried. The texture is very similar to feta, but the flavor is much more mild. Think ricotta with, you guessed it, salt added!

    my new favorite cheese, ricotta salata | from @janemaynard

    I pretty much put it on every salad I eat now. I can’t get enough. And, unlike feta, my kids are much more likely to eat it sprinkled on their salad, so they can eat the same salad I make for the adults. I’m thinking ricotta salata would be good in other dishes, too, like scrambled eggs or tossed into roasted veggies. Maybe it’s time I start experimenting, but, honestly, I go through enough of the stuff with just salads!

    my new favorite cheese, ricotta salata | from @janemaynard