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Old 05-21-2020, 07:09 PM
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I'm looking for traditional ricotta cheese for homemade manicotti. I have bought some and it was whipped like a puree. I want the the the traditional chunky homemade style. Anyone know where to buy the good stuff?

Mike
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:20 PM
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Yes but you have to drive to Tampa to get it. Other half makes it when the drive isn’t in the cards
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Sargento is what you want
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:38 AM
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Local Italian Store? Need Fresh Ricotta

Read the whole thread, you'll get a kick out of it.
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funny, I had the exact same "what the heck is this?' reaction when I opened a container of ricotta last week...we don't use ricotta that often, so I dismissed it thinking to myself that I must be incorrectly comparing it to mascarpone's consistency
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I'm looking for traditional ricotta cheese for homemade manicotti. I have bought some and it was whipped like a puree. I want the the the traditional chunky homemade style. Anyone know where to buy the good stuff?

Mike
Might you be able to take that ricotta that you bought and strain it through cheesecloth in a weighted container in the fridge overnite to remove the liquid?

I have used basket cheese in some of my Easter cooking - maybe you could use that if you can find it...or make your own if you can find rennet...How to Make Basket Cheese | Our Everyday Life
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To make ricotta all you need is milk and citric acid. See New England Cheesemaking Supply for instructions. You can buy citric acid from them or amazon.
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My Italian wife prefers Galbani ricotta which she says is thicker and not runny like PollyO.

She also likes BelGioioso Mozzarella. Both are sold in Publix.
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Shut the front door, thanks for the link that was excellent! Looks like I will be going for a drive.

Mike
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Shut the front door, thanks for the link that was excellent! Looks like I will be going for a drive.

Mike
If you are going to Mazzaros, I could use a few items!
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