Ricotta Archive

Is Ricotta Cheese Pasteurized?

Question: Is ricotta cheese pasteurized? Answer: Pasteurization involves heating a liquid (milk, whey, etc.) to a high temperature in order to kill off harmful bacteria. The temperature and heat time of the liquid depend on the …

Does Ricotta Cheese Need To Be Cooked?

Question: Does ricotta cheese need to be cooked? Answer: The common ingredients in ricotta cheese are milk, whey, vinegar, salt, and thickeners like xanthan gum and/or locust bean. While ricotta cheese is often found in …

Is Ricotta Cheese Gluten Free?

Every day it seems that more and more people are questioning which foods contain gluten. As we learn more about it, our awareness increases about the potentially harmful side effects of gluten. We are here to answer …

Can You Freeze Ricotta Cheese?

Can you freeze ricotta cheese? Ricotta cheese seems to be one of those products that many of us buy for a recipe but don’t always use all of it. I don’t know how many …

Ricotta vs Cottage Cheese

Since ricotta and cottage cheese are often compared, we decided to do an article on ricotta vs cottage cheese. In recipes, they’re often substituted for each other. The most popular switch is in lasagna where there …