(PDX) In search of Fresh Ricotta in Portland
I am craving fresh ricotta - you know the kind - its sold in bulk, not the plastic tub variety, from large colanders where the curd drains. When its very fresh its almost sweet.
I used to work in a deli back in Sydney, and from experience I know how quickly it goes bad - so its best to find a place where there's a high demand. Pastworks supposedly gets there's delivered every two week. Has anyone tried their ricotta?
So, on that note, would anyone mind sharing with me your local haunts in Portland where I can get my daily fix?
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I've tried PastaWork's fresh ricotta and enjoyed it - I would recommend it as it's one of the few places I've found that carries fresh ricotta, mozzerella and fresh pasta sheets for my lasagna.
3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland Oregon 97214
Mon - Sat 9:30am - 7pm
Sun 10am - 7pm
An alternative would be Steve's Cheese but I'd call ahead to double check if they have it in stock.
2321 NW Thurman Street
Portland, Oregon 97210
I've seen it at the City Market NW on 21st and Johnson but I've not yet sampled it. That's actually a great place to visit in general: it's a co-op grocery that combines Pastaworks, Viande, and a fishmonger whose name I forget, and it's a great place to buy wine, too.