Ricotta with Fresh Berries & Saba Recipe


1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced into quarters 

1 lb. excellent-quality whole-milk ricotta, well drained 

8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) San Giacomo Saba

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Ricotta with Fresh Berries & Saba Recipe

The trick with this recipe is to use an excellent-quality artisanal ricotta, and drain it very well until it is quite dry. You might also try this with other berries -- add some raspberries or blackberries for a different twist.


1. Combine berries with 4 tablespoons of the saba and set aside.

2. Combine ricotta with remaining saba and mix thoroughly. 

3. Press it into a shallow bowl or gelatin mold lined with cheesecloth and let it set up in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

4. Turn ricotta out onto a plate, 
remove cheesecloth and pour macerated berries over it.

5. Serve with shortbread cookies, toasted walnut-raisin bread or chocolate wafers.

Serves 8-12