Australia boasts one of the world’s leading dairy industries. A variety of dairy products are produced here because of its clean, lush pastures and diverse climate. With the access of technology from England in 1850s, it started making more than 160 varieties of cheeses. The name Ricotta is derived from the Italian word recocta that means “recooked”. It is fresh, unripened cow’s milk cheese that has a thick texture with high moisture content. The cheese has a creamy mild flavour and a short shelf life. Ricotta differs from Cottage Cheese and Quark, as it is made from whey to which a small proportion of either whole or skimmed milk is added. Because of low-salt content and light flavour, it can be perfectly used in sweet or savory dishes.

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