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Nov 30, 2009 12:55 PM

Good ricotta in Triangle?

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

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  1. 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)

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      1. re: burgeoningfoodie

        This version does not use goat's milk. I've made it but didn't really think it was worth the effort.

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

      2. 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. Did you try Capri Flavors in Morrisville?

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          1. re: Suzy Q

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

            1. re: lawyerlady

              just saw fresh local ricotta for sale at weaver st.

              1. re: Rory

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

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

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            1. re: cervisiam

              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.

              1. re: brokegradstudent

                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!

                1. re: lawyerlady

                  I've definitely gotten ricotta salata at WF.

                  1. re: lawyerlady

                    I see ricotta salata more in the summer.

                    1. re: lawyerlady

                      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!

                  2. re: cervisiam

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