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Ricotta cheese

Ricotta cheese

Ricotta is an Italian whey cheese made from sheep milk whey left over from the production of cheese. Like other whey cheeses, it is made by coagulating the proteins that remain after the casein has been used to make cheese, notably albumin and globulin. Ricotta protein can be harvested if the whey is first allowed to become more acidic by additional fermentation. Then the acidified whey is heated to near boiling. The combination of low pH and high temperature denatures the protein and causes it to precipitate, forming a fine curd. Once cooled, the curd is separated by passing through a fine cloth. Ricotta curds are creamy white in appearance, slightly sweet in taste, and contain around ... more on Wikipedia

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