- 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: It from Classical Latin recocta, recooked, feminine past participle of recoquere, to boil again: see re- and amp; cook
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- A soft Italian cheese that resembles cottage cheese.
- A similar soft cheese made in the United States.
Origin: Italian, from Latin recocta, feminine past participle of recoquere, to cook again : re-, re- + coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.