Ricotta salata is a salty, mature ricotta.
Features: ricotta salata is round in shape with a diameter of 8-10 cm. The paste is compact and the taste is sharp. Mold covers the whole Ricotta during the maturing period and you normally find some strands of mold inside too.
Serving suggestions: remove ricotta salata from the paper or the plastic bag and keep it refrigerated covered with a cloth or special cheese paper. Ricotta salata can be grated or shredded on pasta and risotti, especially with vegetables. It gives a salty, savory touch.