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Good ricotta in Triangle?

lawyerlady Nov 30, 2009 12:55 PM

has anyone found ricotta in the Triangle from any Italian dairies? im looking for thick, whole milk ricotta? thanks!

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    burgeoningfoodie RE: lawyerlady Dec 2, 2009 05:57 AM

    I would imagine Ferlo's might have some (if they are still open) or possibly Davinci's or Conti's if worse comes to worse you could go to Southern Season. Or you could make your own (though this has goat's milk instead) http://zoebakes.com/?p=269

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      meatn3 RE: burgeoningfoodie Dec 2, 2009 06:25 AM

      Conti's closed a while ago.

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        rockycat RE: burgeoningfoodie Dec 2, 2009 09:35 AM

        This version does not use goat's milk. I've made it but didn't really think it was worth the effort.
        http://www.napastyle.com/recipe/recip...

        I was in DaVinci's (Wake Forest) last week and don't recall them having anything but the standard ricottas.

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        bbqme RE: lawyerlady Dec 2, 2009 09:39 AM

        I don't know about Italian dairies but some of the local daires make ricotta. I would try the Durham or Carrboro farmers markets or Weaver St. Market in Carrboro or Hillsborough.

        1. Suzy Q RE: lawyerlady Dec 2, 2009 06:33 PM

          Did you try Capri Flavors in Morrisville?

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            lawyerlady RE: Suzy Q Dec 5, 2009 07:56 PM

            no, i haven't great idea though! thanks to all for your suggestions!

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              Rory RE: lawyerlady Dec 13, 2009 02:43 PM

              just saw fresh local ricotta for sale at weaver st.

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                burgeoningfoodie RE: Rory Dec 14, 2009 05:07 AM

                I'm not sure why I didn't think about Weaver St. I'm there almost every other day :-þ

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            cervisiam RE: lawyerlady Dec 14, 2009 08:02 AM

            what about ricotta salata? i looked at weaver street (but in hillsborough), and didn't find any.

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              brokegradstudent RE: cervisiam Dec 14, 2009 08:30 AM

              I love the version of ricotta salata that Southern Season sells. Every once in a while we get one that is a bit chalky but it is usually very good.

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                lawyerlady RE: brokegradstudent Dec 15, 2009 11:06 PM

                i went to capri flavors; thanks for the suggestion. i found a lot of great things there and they did have decent ricotta, but not what i was looking for. the ricotta i'm talking about doesn't come in the plastic containers. it comes in a metal container with a plastic cover and rubber band around it. anyway if anyone finds it, please let me know!

                cervisiam, fyi--they do have ricotta salata at capri flavors--don't they have it at whole foods too...seems i got it there. funny, i've been seeing it around a lot lately but can't remember where!

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                  cackalackie RE: lawyerlady Dec 16, 2009 03:53 AM

                  I've definitely gotten ricotta salata at WF.

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                    meatn3 RE: lawyerlady Dec 17, 2009 05:44 AM

                    I see ricotta salata more in the summer.

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                      ksabbeth RE: lawyerlady Dec 21, 2009 09:45 AM

                      i've been looking for fresh ricotta. most places have ricotta in plastic containers, but it's not fresh (ie. just made on premises or nearby). i tried weaver street and the local farmer's market in carrboro but neither had it. if you do find it, i'd love to know. thanks so much!

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                    cervisiam RE: cervisiam Dec 16, 2009 04:17 AM

                    thanks, i've been wanting to make a kale/ricotta salata dish!

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