Commonly, Fresh Ricotta cheese can be made from cow’s milk. However, it can also be made from goat, sheep, and water buffalo milk. Ricotta is made from whey, the liquid left over from the cheese-making process of other cheeses. The whey is heated until it forms curds, which are then strained and pressed to form the final product.
It’s commonly used in savoury dishes such as lasagne, stuffed shells, and other Italian dishes, but it can also be used in sweet recipes like cheesecake and cannoli.