commercial ricotta cheese.
seems to be getting more difficult to purchase fresh ricotta. please advise preferred commercially available brand for baking cheese cake. thanks.
Don't know what is "commercial" ricotta (i.e. is it like a huge tub of cheese?), but we purchase our fresh ricotta for our home-consumption at DiPalo's.
Fresh ricotta should not be hard to find. In Manhattan, both DiPalo's and Alleva are good places to go. Eataly should also have it.
If you are in Brooklyn or the Bronx, check the Outer Boroughs board for places, since it is very easy to find in Italian neighborhoods.
As far as the commercial stuff, Polly-O is available in most supermarkets, and it's not bad.