Ricotta Salata Frescolina - sheep's milk soft cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
A variation of Italian Ricotta cheese, this pure white, firm, rindless cheese originated in the hot, dry island climate of Sicily. It is made from lightly salted sheepís milk curd that is pressed and dried, then aged for a minimum of three months.
Ricotta Salata cheese has a supple, mild taste. Itís not at all "sheepy" or salty, but rather has a nutty, sweet, milky flavor. Extremely versatile, Ricotta Salata can be used in salads, pasta dishes and is ideal for grating.
Taste: A milky, nutty, sweet flavor.