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Ricotta al Limon

Cheese or confection? It's delightfully both.

Quick Overview:

Cheese meets cake, with a touch of lemon. 

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Sicily, Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow
Rennet Type: Acid

The Flavor Experience

Is it a confection or is it a cheese? Honestly, it's both. A lemony ricotta cake hailing from Italy that is all of sweet, yet light, yet savory, and oh so bright. 

The Story

Whey, along with casein, is one of the major classes of milk proteins. Whey is water soluble, though, so in standard cheesemaking, as water is expelled from the curd, whey follows. That’s a lot of nutrients, so why not capture that and make cheese? The soft, amorphous quality of ricotta, as opposed to the firm, moldable matrix of casein-based cheeses, illustrates the how different these protein classes are in structure and reactivity. Their role in milk differs, too, caseins being primarily a source of nutrients, while whey proteins typically have defensive, transport, or enzymatic functions.

Usage Tips

Treat this as you would a cake, slice and serve with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Got leftovers? Cube them up and carry this with berries as a light and delicious breakfast as well!


Please note, some shipping destinations outside the immediate Philadelphia area require overnight shipping when this item is added to the cart, regardless of the rest of your cart's contents.

Full Description
$35.00
/ 3.5 lb.

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Product Description

Cheese meets cake, with a touch of lemon. 

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Sicily, Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow
Rennet Type: Acid

The Flavor Experience

Is it a confection or is it a cheese? Honestly, it's both. A lemony ricotta cake hailing from Italy that is all of sweet, yet light, yet savory, and oh so bright. 

The Story

Whey, along with casein, is one of the major classes of milk proteins. Whey is water soluble, though, so in standard cheesemaking, as water is expelled from the curd, whey follows. That’s a lot of nutrients, so why not capture that and make cheese? The soft, amorphous quality of ricotta, as opposed to the firm, moldable matrix of casein-based cheeses, illustrates the how different these protein classes are in structure and reactivity. Their role in milk differs, too, caseins being primarily a source of nutrients, while whey proteins typically have defensive, transport, or enzymatic functions.

Usage Tips

Treat this as you would a cake, slice and serve with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Got leftovers? Cube them up and carry this with berries as a light and delicious breakfast as well!


Please note, some shipping destinations outside the immediate Philadelphia area require overnight shipping when this item is added to the cart, regardless of the rest of your cart's contents.

SKU: CHIT017

Product Reviews
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  1. simply wonderful
    5

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Apr 2018

    What a great Easter with this addition. This cake is sooooo good. The discription on line is accurate but you have to try this to really appreciate the quality.

  2. great flavor and taste
    5

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Apr 2018

    Great flavor and taste. Everything tastes fresh and creamy

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