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Jan 23, 2009 08:52 PM

Fresh Ricotta in New Orleans

Does anyone know where I can get good ricotta? Preferably not something in a plastic tub.


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  1. Check Whole Foods and Martin's.

        1. re: Hungry Celeste

          St. James definitely carries ricotta salata, but I wonder what the OP means by "fresh" ricotta? Fresh ricotta would have to come in a tub or some kind of container.

        2. St. James or Martin's. You could also make your own. It is quite easy...

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          1. re: mortalcoil

            I disagree to some extent. It's not exactly easy on its own, but if you've got very good fresh milk and are making cheese anyway, you might as well do something with the whey, and that's where the ricotta comes in.

            1. re: mortalcoil

              I made it for the hell of it last sunday. It was way easy. You can do it! Just find the best milk you can!

              1. re: Davebr

                That's cool! What did you make with the curds?

            2. You could also check out Just Italy Deli in Metairie - Veterans at Aris if memory serves

              If you want to make you own Gourmet or Bon Appetit magazine just ran a spread on a DIY version - could probably find it on their websites.