Ricotta is a lovely light and creamy fresh cheese that lends itself to both sweet and savoury recipes with ricotta.
Hailing from Italy the traditional curd cheese, made from whey, literally means 'cooked again'.
Good ricotta is very delicate and although it can be happily eaten on its own, it also makes for delicious stuffings for pasta or pancakes when combined with herbs or spinach, as well as added to pastries and even in baked into cheesecake.
Here are some of our favourite recipes with ricotta, that take this wonderful cheese through the sweet and savoury spectrum. And if you can't eat dairy, we've even got a solution for that!