Optimizing Grocery Store Ricotta

While the flavor of ricotta is light, its texture is meant to be thick and creamy. Unfortunately, most grocery stores carry watery ricotta that seems to have lost this desirable quality. Heres a quick tip to restore its consistency, making it perfect to use in any dish, from lasagna to cannoli.

  1. Place a mesh strainer over a bowl, lining the strainer with cheese cloth.
  2. Place ricotta in cheese cloth, cover with seran wrap, and place in fridge to drain overnight.
  3. The next morning your ricotta will have much less liquid, restoring it to the right consistency.