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Best Fresh ricotta in nyc?

lestblight Sep 26, 2009 06:54 AM

Need to pinpoint some good ricotta asap.

any suggestions on where?

Also would you recommend there Fresh Mozz as well?

Downtown is preferred!


  1. il Trifulau Sep 26, 2009 05:51 PM

    Alleva on Grand for ricotta. Joe's on Sullivan for mozarrella. Di Paolo's for everything else.

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      maggiej Sep 26, 2009 02:31 PM

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

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        carfreeinla Sep 26, 2009 12:02 PM

        Lioni in Bensonhurst. ( Brooklyn is NYC)

        1. penthouse pup Sep 26, 2009 09:44 AM

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

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            Ann900 Sep 26, 2009 09:22 AM

            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
              LNG212 Sep 26, 2009 09:25 AM

              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
                Ann900 Sep 26, 2009 04:58 PM

                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
                  LNG212 Sep 26, 2009 09:38 PM

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

            2. lestblight Sep 26, 2009 07:16 AM

              btw someone recommended
              Di Palo's in little italy

              any good?

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              1. re: lestblight
                RCC Sep 26, 2009 09:16 AM

                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
                  kobetobiko Sep 26, 2009 09:18 AM

                  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
                    boccalupo Sep 26, 2009 06:53 PM

                    Di Palo's fresh mozzarella is wonderful.

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