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Shaved Zucchini Salad

Tweet This is a fresh and flavorful raw zucchini dish featuring tangy capers and ricotta salata. The words ‘Ricotta’ means re-cooked and ‘Salata’ means salted. Ricotta Salata is a Sicilian cheese made from the whey part of sheep milk, which is pressed, salted and aged for at least 90 days. It is mild and milky […]

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Ricotta Salata Dressing

Tweet Ricotta salata is not the ricotta used in dishes, such as lasagna. This ricotta is pressed, dried and salted, (salata) with a firm but crumbly texture and mild, milky flavor. Think of it as an Italian feta. Originally made in Sicily, it is also made in the Italian regions of Campania, Apulia, and Lazio. […]

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Broccoli & Ricotta Salata (plated)

Broccoli & Ricotta Salata in Crosta

Tweet Because Sicily has an abundance of sheep grazing her hillsides, the Island is quite famous for it’s sheep milk cheeses. Ricotta Salata is one of them. Ricotta means “recooked” and is a cheese making process rather than a “type” of cheese. Many Americans are familiar with ricotta that’s used in dishes like lasagna or […]

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