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Sheep's milk ricotta- San Diego

geekyfoodie Apr 8, 2008 04:44 PM

Somehow, I have the feeling that someone will tell me that it's at Trader Joe's and I've missed it all this time. I'm looking for sheep's milk ricotta for a dessert recipe. Anyone know a good source in SD? Thanks.

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  1. Josh RE: geekyfoodie Apr 8, 2008 04:52 PM

    I don't know for sure, but if it's an Italian item I'd at least check with Mona Lisa or Assenti's Pasta. Good luck!

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      geekyfoodie RE: Josh Apr 8, 2008 05:09 PM

      They're practically across the street from each other. Makes shopping easier. :) Great! Thanks!

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        Josh RE: geekyfoodie Apr 8, 2008 08:33 PM

        Yeah, very convenient. Even if they don't have it, there are many worthwhile things to get at both shops.

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      daantaat RE: geekyfoodie Apr 8, 2008 05:34 PM

      Not sure, but Whole Foods and Bristol Farms have a good cheese selection. Or try Venissimo Cheese.

      1. Foodnerds RE: geekyfoodie Apr 8, 2008 05:47 PM

        I have never seen sheep's milk ricotta at Trader Joes. Cow's milk ricotta is hit or miss there as well, at least at the La Mesa location. Seems like every time I need it, they're out and every time I'm not looking for it, it's in stock.

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          geekyfoodie RE: Foodnerds Apr 8, 2008 06:13 PM

          I have the same experience with both marscarpone and creme fraische at the North Park location. It's like they're taunting us, no? :)

        2. kare_raisu RE: geekyfoodie Apr 9, 2008 12:30 AM

          Hi GF!

          The only sheeps milk ricotta that I am aware of in California is produced by Bellwhether Farms up in Petaluma. Its amazing. We had it only occasionally at the Specialty department of WF in neighboring Santa Rosa because of its fast rate of perishablity.


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            delilah12 RE: geekyfoodie May 21, 2008 04:16 PM

            Did you ever find the cheese? I'm looking for it in the SD area, too...

            1. alyd RE: geekyfoodie May 22, 2008 09:04 AM

              Venissimo Cheese shop on Washington in Mission Hills can get it. But you might have to order it a day or two ahead of when you need it. I have never had them fail in procuring cheeses for me. You could also try Cantare Foods, but i think you have to buy bulk

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