- 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 amp; 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