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Fresh Ricotta Cheese in NW CT or Western MA

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patriciaghubbard Dec 4, 2008 10:47 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy fresh ricotta cheese in Litchfield County or Western Ma?
I used to be able to buy it on occasion from a farm stand near Litchfield, but they are closed.
My husband wants some for Christmas.
Thanks.

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    hollerhither Dec 4, 2008 11:39 AM

    If you're up to it, it's actually not too hard to make and doesn't take much time. Cheesemaking.com sells kits -- you can buy online or I've seen them at Whole Foods in Hadley, MA, and at the hardware store in Ashfield, MA. I made it myself and it was quite tasty, you just need to use good, whole milk. Takes about half an hour.

    1. Bette Dec 4, 2008 01:58 PM

      Not sure about that area exactly. The best fresh ricotta can be found at Liuzzi's in North Haven.

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        mjoyous Dec 4, 2008 04:47 PM

        I've gotten fresh at the Troy Farmer's market on Saturdays, but that would be a ways for you. You can probably consider trying Old Chatham Sheepherders' at markets in western MA--it's quite good.

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