Aged Smoked Ricotta
Weight: 250g (approx.)
Ricotta salata is a harder, saltier version (salata means salted) of the soft Ricotta that we are familiar with. When the ricotta is aged for 10 days (stagionata), pressed and salted it becomes harder and more crumbly but still retains the milky creaminess of traditional ricotta. Our ricotta has also been smoked with beech wood until aromatic and dark.
This type of Ricotta is usually grated on pasta, risotto or soup adding a real depth of flavour to the dish. Sicilian Pasta alla Norma is one recipe requiring Ricotta Salata. Try it too crumbled on a salad (like feta), it goes particluarly well with fruity salads, for example with watermelon or orange.
Our ricotta stagionata comes shrink-wrapped. Once open wrap well with foil and it will keep in the fridge for around a week.
Sheep & Goat's milk whey, cow's milk (5%), salt. No additives or preservatives.
Fattoria Bio is a beautiful, huge organic family farm in the Sila Mountains in Calabria run by Mario and the rest of the Grillo family. The family's love of their land and of their free range animals shines through their products. The uncontaminated setting and the pure water of the Silane springs adds to the unique taste of the organic products produced on the Fattoria Bio farm which are the pride of the Grillo family.
Fattoria Bio has kept alive the traditions of the families of shepherds who have worked this land for four long generations. The farm covers about 100 hectares in Sila and 50 in Rossano and twice a year even today the shepherds make the journey from the mountains down to the Marina - a 55km pilgrimage which follows the seasons and nature,