Trader Joe’s Lemon Ricotta begs the question… is it cheese, or is it dessert? Of course, cheese can be dessert, but Lemon Ricotta represents an especially blurry line. You see, if you close your eyes and take a bite, you might think you’re biting into lemon cheesecake. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Made for us in Southern Italy, Lemon Ricotta starts with fresh milk, salt, and whey. The resulting curd is blended with lemon cream (a mix of lemons and sugar), then placed into a circular mold and baked at low temperatures. When it emerges from the oven and cools, it does in fact look like dessert. And you can serve it for dessert. The winning part of this proposition, though, is that you can also serve it on a cheese platter before dinner… and no one will look askance. Trader Joe’s Lemon Ricotta is only around for the holiday season, and only as long as we can keep it in stock. We’re selling it for the terrific price of $10.99 a pound, only at your neighborhood Trader Joe’s.
INGREDIENTS: RICOTTA CHEESE (WHEY, MILK, SALT), SUGAR, LEMON PASTE (LEMON PEEL, GLUCOSE-FRUCTOSE SYRUP, LEMON EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID), STABILIZER BLEND (MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, SODIUM ALGINATE, DIPHOSPHATES), NATURAL LEMON FLAVOR, TURMERIC POWDER.
Servings per container Varied | Serving size 1 oz (28g/about 1 inch cube) | Amount per serving: Calories 60
Total Fat 2.5g (4% DV), Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg (5% DV), Sodium 110mg (5% DV), Total Carbohydrate 6g (2% DV), Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV), Total Sugars 4g, Protein 2g, Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (6% DV), Iron (0% DV), Vitamin A (2% DV).
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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