Ricotta Cheese is an Italian whey cheese made from Cow, goat, sheep, or Italian water buffalo milk and whey left over from the production of other cheeses.
Like other whey cheeses, it is, made by coagulating the proteins that remain after the casein has been used to make cheese, notably albumin and globulin.
The Ricotta Cheese is soft and creamy and can be, used in a vast variety of dishes, such as pancakes and cheesecake.
Ricotta cheese is high in calories one cup serving of whole milk ricotta cheese contains 428 calories and 32 grams of fat.
The majority of that fat, 20 grams is made up of saturated fat, the type of fat that can be unhealthy for your blood cholesterol levels and lead to an increased risk of heart disease.