I have tried my hand at making my own fresh ricotta, and while the results have been good, I just really haven’t been able to get into making it too often, I would much rather find a good source and buy it. If you are interested in trying to make your own, below are some links to recipes for three different methods that I have found. If anybody knows of a good source for fresh ricotta in Connecticut, especially Fairfield County, please let me know in the comments.
My wife picked up some fresh ricotta cheese from Calandra Cheese market on Arthure Avenue this weekend. I love to spread good fresh ricotta on a slice of Italian bread, drizzle it with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle some coarse sea slat and freshly ground pepper on top. I only do this when I have good quality fresh ricotta, and I have not been able to find any place in Connecticut that makes their own, all I see is the plastic tubs of Polly-O and such.