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Jan 1, 2009 01:17 AM

Good Ricotta in Orlando?

Does anyone know of a place to buy good quality ricotta-not that grainy watery tasteless stuff you can buy at any and all grocery, but the good decadent creamy textured kind. I used to buy at an Italian market where I used to live but can't seem to find it anywhere here. Makes such the difference in cooking! Thanks in advance!

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  1. I would try Antonios on 17-92 in maitland. The downstairs cafe/deli has a large selection of italian meats and cheeses. Good bet they have some decent ricotta.

    1. Here is the Oct 2008 Ethnic Grocery Guide from the Sentinel.

      Here is the listing for the Italian, hope this helps!

      Antonio's Cafe and Deli, Restaurant and Retail Shop: 611 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; 407-645-5523 (restaurant), 407-645-1043 (retail shop).

      Bari Italian Foods: 3875 Bengert St., Orlando; 407-298-0560. (Primarily a wholesale supplier to the restaurant trade, Bari is open to the public 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.) Web: BariFoods .com.

      Cariera's Cucina Italiana: 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 12, Orlando, 407-351-1187; 10663 Narcoosee Road, Suite 108, Orlando; 321-235-1931. Web:

      Fresco Italian Restaurant & Market, 7605 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando; 407-363-5775.

      1. Or make your own, it's incredibly easy and absolutely delicious. Check Gourmet Magazine website for a recipe.

        1. Zenana and I had the same idea here is the link for the recipe in Gourmet magazine it looks easy and does not require special ingredients . Good luck. Juli