Ricotta is a cheese made from either cow's or sheep's milk blended with cream. Ricotta made of cow's milk, has a delicate taste, whereas ricotta with mixed sheeps milk, has more tasty, perfect to be eaten naturally, and ideal as ingredient to create thousands of recipes, from main courses to the desserts. This rich fresh cheese is slightly grainy but smoother than cottage cheese. It's white, moist and has a slightly sweet flavor. Ricotta is a popular ingredient in many Italian savory preparations.