Ricotta cheese is similar to cottage cheese except that it contains more calcium. Ricotta cheese is a soft and unsalted cheese made from the whey of cow or goat’s milk. Whey is the remaining liquid after milk has been separated and strained.
Ricotta cheese is a favorite ingredient for such pasta recipes as Lasagna and Ravioli. Ricotta Cheese is easily available in most supermarkets. Homemade Ricotta cheese is also easy to prepare. Other than being used for pasta recipes, Ricotta cheese can also be used as a cracker spread, pizza topping or pancake base. This cheese can also be eaten with honey and fruits.