TIP OF THE DAY: Ricotta Salata

Ricotta salata. Photo courtesy iGourmet.com.   Most of us are familiar with ricotta, the fresh cottage cheese-like* Italian favorite used in everything from lasagna to cheesecake to cannoli. But what about ricotta salata, a firm, aged sheep’s milk cheese (some refer it ricotta secca). A Sicilian specialty, it is ricotta that has been pressed, salted…
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RECIPE: Tomato & Watermelon Salad With Ricotta Salata

Tomato and watermelon salad: delicious! Photo courtesy McCormick.   It‘s not red, white and blue, but we can’t wait to serve this salad over July 4th weekend. It’s a riot of different flavors, accented with ricotta salata, a firm Italian cheese with a mildly salty flavor. (If you can’t find it, substitute feta.) The summer…
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