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Jun 10, 2008 12:22 PM

Ricotta Cheese

Any recommendations for the best, whole or buffalo milk ricotta, in nyc?

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  1. If you're looking for where to eat it in a restaurant, my favorite version is the sheep's milk ricotta appetizer at A Voce

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      Actually thinking more along the lines of buying some for home use

      1. re: jbehmoaras

        I don't know about buffalo, but my favorite is sheep's milk ricotta, which they occasionally had at DiPalo. It's been a while since I've shopped there, so I don't know if they still get it, but even for cow's milk ricotta I think they would be a very solid purveyor - as they are for almost anything Italian.

    2. Alleva (on Grand and Mulberry) and DiPalo (on Grand and Mott) are my two favorite spots in Manhattan for fresh ricotta.

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      1. re: BklynBlaise

        The best I've found in NYC is at Casa Della Mozzarella near the corner of 187th St. & Arthur Ave.

        1. re: gutsofsteel

          i like the mozz and many other itmes at casa d mozz/arthur ave..but i go around the block to calandra cheese shop on arthur ave for their ricotta cheese..try it its good

          1. re: intrepid

            Even better is the Calabria pork store. Nothing nothing nothing like it--better than DiPalo's, Joe's dairy and Calandra imho.

      2. I agree with DiPalo's or Alleva - though I prefer DiPalo's. Just don't go on a weekend afternoon and expect to get out of there in less than an hour.

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        1. re: Snapper52

          You cant miss at Dipalo's....however, I wonder if Murrays has ricotta, if they do im sure its good....another thought, is to check out this link, NY mag mentions an artisnal producer that sells at the Union Square FM that looks very interesting...

          1. re: Cpalms

            I've had the Dancing Ewe ricotta mentioned in the article. It is wonderful -- creamy and delicate. I had it at a cheese tasting at the 92nd Street Y done by Steve Jenkins (of Fairway) who indicated at the time that Fairway would begin carrying the ricotta from Dancing Ewe. I haven't checked lately to see if that is the case, but one can always ask.

          1. re: plasticman

            There was also an article in TONY about Salvatore's Ricotta. I haven't tried it but it was highly recommended.