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Ricotta Salata

One Cheese, Five Ways: Ricotta Salata


Semi-firm ricotta salata adds a punch to autumn dishes. Here are five different recipes to add a little cheese to your life.

Spinach Gnocchi with Prosciutto and Ricotta Salata


This gnocchi is tossed with butter and prosciutto for an easy, delicious meal.

Zucchini and Radicchio Couscous


This couscous dish is prepared risotto style, giving it a deep, satisfying flavor and texture.

Mushroom Walnut Bisque with Ricotta Salata


Splurge on high-quality wild mushrooms for this recipe—we especially love oyster, enoki, and shiitake varieties.

Pork Ragu with Ciabatta and Ricotta Salata


Serve this ragu over pasta, polenta, or—as here—with thick slices of toasted bread. The ragu freezes well, so double the recipe if you’d like.

How to Use Burrata: Burrata with Cherry Tomato Confit

One Cheese, Five Ways: Burrata


Burrata pairs well with almost any summer food—here, find it spread on steak, plopped into gazpacho, and even served with French toast (trust us).

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Burrata


Photography by Jennifer Silverberg