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Ricotta Salata
« on: August 12, 2017, 08:39:18 AM »
Norm (norcoscia) mentioned he used Ricotta Salata to add to his sauce at Reply 9771 https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=26286.msg492464#msg492464   

Thanks Norm!  ;D :chef:

Made me very curious to try the Ricotta Salata.  By looking at the Nutrition Facts can't really tell how salty the Ricotta Salata is.

Found the Ricotta Salata at the Restaurant Depot yesterday when picking up flour, some sauces and other things.  Anxious to try it in a slow baked in a sauce and also grated on pizzas before and after the bake.

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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 08:53:05 AM »
I hope you like it norma - I think it is great when all the fantastic members here share ideas and help each other create pies they really enjoy - I thought the Ricotta Salata worked great in my sauce.

I plan to use it in my next few batches (in different amounts) so I can determine what quantity works best for me.

I'm not sure how well it will work as a grated topping - or how well it will melt - but sounds like a fun test.  :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza:
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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 09:22:35 AM »
I hope you like it norma - I think it is great when all the fantastic members here share ideas and help each other create pies they really enjoy - I thought the Ricotta Salata worked great in my sauce.

I plan to use it in my next few batches (in different amounts) so I can determine what quantity works best for me.

I'm not sure how well it will work as a grated topping - or how well it will melt - but sounds like a fun test.  :pizza: :pizza: :pizza: :pizza:

Norm,

I think I am really going to like it. I also think it is great forum members post what they have tired.  Agree it can lead to great pizzas.  Was curious if other members might have posted about Ricotta Salata and did a little search this morning.  These are some of the threads that came up.

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=3555.msg29987#msg29987

Wood oven salad posted by pizzaboyfan at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=27266.msg276021#msg276021

Wood oven salad- roasted corn, chanterelles, green beans, prosciutto cotto, ricotta salata 

Another salad posted by mmarston at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=10297.msg90360#msg90360

His beet salad has a little red onion for acidity, some boiled egg for base, a little white anchovy for salt and tang, and ricotta salata to keep everyone cool. The dish never loses focus. It is a paragon of beet salad. (But he isnít a god. His spicy roasted octopus and potato on East 12th Street tastes neither spicy nor roasted.)

By David at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=2057.msg18102#msg18102

By Mary Ann at https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=40388.msg402678#msg402678

By Matthew at Reply 142 https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=12042.msg114040#msg114040

By herc at Reply 5 https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=23393.msg237917#msg237917

By John (dellavecchia) at Reply 4 https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=19388.msg193347#msg193347

Sure there are other ones that the search didn't come up with using Ricotta Salata. 

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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:30:48 AM »
Made me very curious to try the Ricotta Salata.  By looking at the Nutrition Facts can't really tell how salty the Ricotta Salata is.

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Norma,

One ounce (about 28 grams) of the ricotta salada has 180 grams of Sodium. That comes to 180/2325 = 0.08 teaspoon. That would be a little more than a pinch. But if you eat more than one serving, the amount of Sodium goes up of course.

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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 09:50:36 AM »
Norma,

One ounce (about 28 grams) of the ricotta salada has 180 grams of Sodium. That comes to 180/2325 = 0.08 teaspoon. That would be a little more than a pinch. But if you eat more than one serving, the amount of Sodium goes up of course.

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Peter,

Thanks for figuring out the sodium for one ounce.  Going to taste it either today or tomorrow.  Will see how salty it tastes.

BTW, the Ricotta Salata wasn't that bad in price per lb.  It was $2.94 per lb. for a total price of $14.20 for the wheel.

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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 09:46:47 PM »
Cut and shredded some of the Ricotta Salata today.  It does taste very salty but has a good taste otherwise..

Norm, did your Ricotta Salata look like mine?

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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 08:34:29 AM »
Yes, but I have a much smaller piece - I made pizza last night and added a lot more Ricotta Salata to the sauce this time.  I liked it but I also tried roasted tomatoes for the first time - so - too many changes to get a good feel for the amount of Ricotta Salata I used.

I plan to use it again - I did like the pie - I also used fresh Chard from my garden - I picked up a copy of Pizza Camp and noticed one like it in Joe's book - decided to try it. BTW, I liked the book too so thanks for the heads up on it.

I just smashed my cheese up - grating looks like a better way to go.... Have fun :chef:

PS. Arrows pointing to bits of Ricotta Salata in my sauce.
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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 09:10:00 AM »
Yes, but I have a much smaller piece - I made pizza last night and added a lot more Ricotta Salata to the sauce this time.  I liked it but I also tried roasted tomatoes for the first time - so - too many changes to get a good feel for the amount of Ricotta Salata I used.

I plan to use it again - I did like the pie - I also used fresh Chard from my garden - I picked up a copy of Pizza Camp and noticed one like it in Joe's book - decided to try it. BTW, I liked the book too so thanks for the heads up on it.

I just smashed my cheese up - grating looks like a better way to go.... Have fun :chef:

PS. Arrows pointing to bits of Ricotta Salata in my sauce.

Norm,

Can understand when using more Ricotta Salata and roasting the tomatoes, there were too many changes to get a good feel for the amount of Ricotta Salata you tried.

Your pie with fresh Chard and Ricotta Salata looks great! 

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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 06:11:20 PM »
Did a test with the Ricotta Salata today and Parmigiano-Reggiano.  Both sauces tasted great.  They both were slow baked.

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Re: Ricotta Salata
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2017, 11:19:17 AM »
Norm,

Did another test with the Ricotta Salata yesterday.  The sauce made with the Ricotta Salata was very good.  If there is time Tuesday might try to spread some Ricotta Salata around the rim of a pan pizza.

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