- a soft, dry or moist Italian cheese made from whey obtained in the production of other cheeses
- a cheese like this made in the U.S. from whole milk or from whey and whole milk
Origin of ricottaItalian from Classical Latin recocta, recooked, feminine past participle of recoquere, to boil again: see re- and cook
A soft, unripened and usually unsalted cheese made from whey, often used as a filling.
Origin of ricottaItalian from Latin recocta feminine past participle of recoquere to cook again re- re- coquere to cook ; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural ricottas)
Italian cooked again