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  • WilliamM45 commented on jprussack's instructable How to Make Italian Cheesecake10 months ago
    How to Make Italian Cheesecake

    Italian ricotta cheese can be made with either cows or goats milk. Most Northern Italian ricotta is cows milk, as many Northern Italian cheeses are cows milk cheeses although there are some Northern Italian goat and sheep milk cheeses.. Southern Italian ricotta is usually goats milk. Sicilian ricotta is mostly goats milk as many Sicilian cheeses are goat or sheep's milk cheeses. There's even a hard ricotta called ricotta salata. This is more of a grating cheese and is inappropriate for Italian cheesecake. Here in the USA it's hard to find goat or sheep milk ricotta outside of Italian neighborhoods or a well stocked Italian delicatessen - market. When making an Italian cheesecake it's important that the ricotta be dry as some have more moisture than others. If necessary, line a strain...

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    Italian ricotta cheese can be made with either cows or goats milk. Most Northern Italian ricotta is cows milk, as many Northern Italian cheeses are cows milk cheeses although there are some Northern Italian goat and sheep milk cheeses.. Southern Italian ricotta is usually goats milk. Sicilian ricotta is mostly goats milk as many Sicilian cheeses are goat or sheep's milk cheeses. There's even a hard ricotta called ricotta salata. This is more of a grating cheese and is inappropriate for Italian cheesecake. Here in the USA it's hard to find goat or sheep milk ricotta outside of Italian neighborhoods or a well stocked Italian delicatessen - market. When making an Italian cheesecake it's important that the ricotta be dry as some have more moisture than others. If necessary, line a strainer with a paper towel and dump the ricotta into it and allow it to drain over a bowl overnight in the refrigerator. Any whey, the cloudy liquid in the bottom of the container can be used for baking or cooking.

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