At Salvatore BKLYN we hand-make the freshest premium ricotta from four perfect ingredients: cream, milk, lemon juice and salt. Daily, we transform Hudson Valley Fresh milk into a thick, delicious ricotta that is great by itself or as part of your favorite recipes. At Salvatore BKLYN, we take pride in every batch of our handmade ricotta; made fresh each morning and in stores and restaurants the very next day. Salvatore BKLYN’s ricotta is a thick luxurious fresh cheese that delicious all by itself or with a drizzle of honey, oil olive to name just a few. We also produce a smoked ricotta using the finest of Japanese cherry wood.
The history of ricotta cheese dates back to the 1300’s AD. It was originally made from the whey, which is left over from making other cheeses. The whey is heated and acid is added to form the curd, hence the name ricotta or ‘re-heated’. Some ricotta is made using cultures that produce the acid, while others are made by the direct addition of acid using vinegar or lemon juice (our secret ingredient). A lot of what you find in the store is made from whey, a by-product of cheese making. At Salvatore BKLYN, we take a different approach using fresh whole milk and cream. The result is a hand-made premium ricotta that is thicker and more luxurious than most.
On a summer lark in Tuscany, we met Salvatore Farina at his tiny San Gimignano enoteca “Gustavo.” Over a legendary meal, he offered us “ricotta, bread, olive oil” and thus began the storied friendship that became Salvatore Bklyn. Salvatore educated us in the way of ricotta, and when we could find no rival stateside, we decided to make our own. Today you can enjoy this hand-made premium ricotta at home or at some of the finest restaurants in New York. We make our ricotta in Red Hook, Brooklyn and while the milk comes from upstate New York, Salvatore BKLYN reflects the culture and the values of our neighborhood and our urban roots.
Some of the places which carry out products
Union Markets (all of them!)
At L'Amico, Chef Julio uses our smoked ricotta for his sweet sausage, charred onion pizza. The generous dollops of cool
creamy smoked ricotta are the perfect complement to the spicy sausage
Get up, get out, come hang with Salvatore BKLYN as we offer the world the best hand-made premium ricotta.
Secrets from the kitchens of some of the best restaurants where chefs transform Salvatore BKLYN ricotta into some amazing dishes. Enjoy them at these fine restaurants or try it at home!
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