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Aug 30, 2009 06:39 PM

Sheep Milk Ricotta -- available in Boston area?

Hi Hounds,

I am in search of sheep's milk ricotta -- not ricotta salata, but the standard soft ricotta, as one would use to stuff pasta shells.

Trips to several Italian markets and Whole Foods (as well as a perusal of Formaggio's website) have turned up nothing. Someone at one of the markets told me I wouldn't be likely to find it because it doesn't keep well, and there aren't any local sheep farmers/cheesemakers making it. She told me to go to Italy. Or Vermont. Because there are sheep there.

I am not ready to give up so quickly.

Has anyone seen this item around?

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  1. I suggest calling Formaggio. Even if it is not on their website, they may be able to get some for you. Alternatively, they may be able to point you to another source. if they can't locate any, you might try contacting Ricki over at New England Cheesemaking. There are not that many local cheesemakers out there; she may be able to reach out into her network for you.