“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Cheese „
I'm not mad about hard cheeses but am quite partial to light, soft and spreadable cheeses. I saw this priced at 75p a tub but reduced to 49p a tub on offer and decided to give it a go.
250g white tub with orange and brown colouring on it. On the lid there is a picture of what looks to me like cannoli, there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and I'm told it is Sainsbury's 'Italian' Ricotta 'Creamy soft whey cheese from the North of Verona, ideal in sweet and savoury recipes' and that it is mild cheese. On the tub itself I'm told that information all over again and then allergy advice is given, I'm told how to store it, contact details for Sainsburys are given, size is stated (as I've listed already) and there is a full nutritional information chart on there and there is a bar-code on there too. Nice enough tub but oddly enough no ingredients are listed.
The Cheese itself....
Well it's a very soft and spreadable cheese and is a white colour with no real smell to it.
Taste wise this is incredibly bland. It is a bit creamy in texture, has a hint of sourness to it but that's pretty much it. No seasoning, no cheesy aroma nothing, nothing at all.
Of course Ricotta cheese is meant to be used in cooking really. Whether you make a cheesecake with it, use it in cannoli, personally I used it to top digestive biscuits for a poor mans cheesecake and I also put some in a toasted pitta bread with salad and what this does is takes on other flavours really and gives a sourness and creamy texture to foods.
This didn't impress me at all but I came to the conclusion that I don't like Ricotta rather than that I didn't like this. I just found it to be bland and quite soggy tasting but if you want to use this for cooking I can't see why it wouldn't be any good!
Nutritional Information per 30g serving....
Saturated Fat: 2.0g
Total Sugars: 1.1g
Only available in Sainsburys.