Ricotta: An Ideal Cheese to Bake
Most Americans are familiar with ricotta stuffed in traditional Italian dishes, such as lasagna and stuffed shells, but ricotta's baking potential for the holidays may truly be untapped. Ricotta is Italian for "recooked," appropriate since it's cheese created from recooked whey. Due to its make, ricotta doesn't melt when heated, making it perfect for recipes. Scoop it into phyllo cups, use it to top pizza, renovate your nacho plate, or create a striking dessert. What are your favorite ricotta recipes?
So ricotta falls in the same category as paneer, halloumi, queso blanco and other cheese that can be heated without melting. This is why ricotta is such a fine choice for lasagna, stuffed shells, ravioli and cheesecake. It heats wonderfully, but doesn’t reduce to a pool of goo.