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Sep 26, 2009 06:54 AM

Best Fresh ricotta in nyc?

Need to pinpoint some good ricotta asap.

any suggestions on where?

Also would you recommend there Fresh Mozz as well?

Downtown is preferred!


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  1. btw someone recommended
    Di Palo's in little italy

    any good?

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    1. re: lestblight

      Definitely. I hate the slow lines at Di Palo's, but am always glad when the stuff we bought are being devoured on the table. We've bought fresh ricotta and they're pretty good.

      1. re: lestblight

        The BEST!

        Do expect long lines and long waits over weekends! They are so nice they let every customer to sample and ask questions so the waits get really long. If you go at off hours, esp. weekdays, then you won't have to wait for long and can talk to the staff for a long time!

        1. re: lestblight

          Di Palo's fresh mozzarella is wonderful.

        2. I love the sheep's milk ricotta from 3 Corner Field Farm and Valley Shepherd- both at the Union Square Greenmarket on Wed. and Saturdays.

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          1. re: Ann900

            Valley Shepherd is also at w97th market on Fridays. All of their cheeses are good.

            In addition, I really like the fresh ricotta from Dancing Ewe Farm. I used to get it at Fairway. I'm not sure it's still there. And I thought I read somewhere that they are at USQ greenmarket as well.

            1. re: LNG212

              Just to let you know-Valley Shepard does a lot of greebnmarkets-79th and Columbus on Sunday, Tompkins Sq- there's a long list on their wwebsite.

              1. re: Ann900

                That's good to know. I often find myself at greenflea on 77th on Sundays. Thanks for the info!

          2. Joes on Sullivan, between Houston and Prince.
            Alleva, on Mulberry...

            1. Lioni in Bensonhurst. ( Brooklyn is NYC)

              1. probably not quite as good as the other places, but the ricotta at East Village Cheese is actually quite delicious.