Is Ricotta Cheese a Two-Week Test food?
Ricotta is OK on the Two Week Test, but many ricotta cheese products are not real. Instead of whey most companies use curds to make ricotta. Curds are often very allergenic and not as easy on the gut for many people. Whey is the healthiest part of milk.
You can tell if a ricotta is made from whey by reading the ingredient list. If it just says "milk" it's mostly curd (cow milk is mostly curd and much less whey). Real ricotta is usually made from sheep milk, which is high in whey. Many traditional Italian deli's will have real whey ricotta (but usually not organic). Check your local health stores, and read the ingredient list.