15 ways to use fresh cheese
Get your favorite fresh cheese (or make it yourself), then use your riches in these recipes
Ricotta makes these pancakes light and fluffy. At San Diego’s Crest Cafe, which created them, they’re served with sliced fresh fruit and a drizzle of warm berry coulis.
Recipe: Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes
Sweet-Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Spinach
Use a bit of your precious batch to add sweetness and moisture to any kind of gnocchi―and leaven the somewhat heavier texture of potatoes (even sweet potatoes.)
Chicken, Corn, and Tomato Pasta Salad
Toss together shredded chicken with orzo pasta, sweet corn, chopped red onion, and basil. Add a ricotta-lemon dressing. Dinner's ready.
Coppa, Ricotta, and Arugula Pizza
Mild, delicate ricotta complements and smoothens the roughness of this pizza’s other, more boldly flavored toppings: coppa (a spicy cured meat) and peppery arugula.
Strawberries with Fromage Blanc and Lemon Honey
For one of the easiest desserts you can make with fresh cheese, lighten fromage blanc with a little whipping cream, scatter berries on top, and drizzle with warm honey.
Lord have mercy, are these ever good. The tart yet rich fresh cheese entwines with fudgy goodness in each bite of brownie.
Recipe: Chocolate-Fromage Blanc Brownies
8 quick tips from a fromage blanc artisan
Cheese artisan Kurt Beecher Dammeier (near left) of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, in Seattle, shares his thoughts on wonderful fast ways to use this creamy, tangy fresh cheese.