Ricotta Salata …my new cheese love

Ricotta Salata and Tomatoes on the Vine

Ricotta Salata

My sister served Ricotta Salata with slices of red tomatoes
drizzled with balsamic vinegar and a chiffonade of basil as an appetizer.

Ricotta Salata with  tomatoes and basil
It was my first time experiencing this delightful cheese. It was slightly salty.
Because of this, I fell in love with this italian cheese.
The texture was firm, but not hard. It was moist, but not creamy.
The white cheese is made of sheep’s milk.
The taste was not strong or pungent. It was delicate.
What stood out for me was the saltiness, which I really liked. Oh, so good!

I found Ricotta Salata at a World Class Shop-Rite.

ricotta salata~

DCI Cheese Company has a brand called, Il Giardino, which produces Ricotta Salata.

Ricotta Salata - Il Giardino brand

The BEST WAY I found to enjoy this wonderful cheese is to serve it with sliced tomatoes. That‘s it!
I found that the delicate, slightly salty taste of the cheese is lost
when combined with other stronger ingredients, like pesto etc.

Ricotta Salata & Tomatoes

I made a Crostini of Ricotta Salata, tomatoes and pesto.
It was good, but, the taste of the cheese was lost.
So, for that reason, I’ll forgo all the extras and serve the Ricottta Salata with tomatoes only
…simplicity works here.

ricotta salata crostini

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You can find great local, fresh produce there.
Teaneck Farmers Market, located in Bergen County, NJ
is open until Thursday, October 24, 2013.
Support your local vendors!

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Dr. Harry Lefkowitz, D.C.
Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruits
Hoboken Farms
Mortgage Apple Cakes- Angela Logan’s MacCakes
Nana’s Home Kitchen, LLC
NJ Bees
Paolo’s Kitchen
Picklelicious
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Amish Country Bakery at Teaneck Farmers Market

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2 Apple Cake by MacCakes

3 Mini 12pk Apple Cake Cupcakes by MacCakes

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5 Regular 6pk Apple Cake Cupcakes by MacCakes

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7 Apple Rum upsidedown Cake by MacCakes

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Nana’s Home Kitchen, LLC at Teaneck Farmers Mkt

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Paolo’s Kitchen

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Picklelicious at Teaneck Farmers Market

Stoltzfus Produce

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