This is one of the world’s oldest cheeses, dating back to the Bronze Age. Ricotta is an Italian cheese made from whey. Compared to most cheeses, ricotta is a healthier choice because it contains less salt and fat – 10 per cent fat, of which 6 per cent is saturated. It’s light and creamy with a slightly grainy texture and delicate flavour that can be used on its own or in sweet and savoury dishes.
You can use it instead of mozzarella or other cheeses to top your pizza, or crumble it into warm pasta for a delicious and healthy dish.