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Sheep's milk ricotta- San Diego

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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. 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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    1. re: Josh

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

      1. re: geekyfoodie

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

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

      1. 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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        1. re: Foodnerds

          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. 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.

          http://www.bellwethercheese.com/fresh...

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

            1. 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