Delicious Pairing: Fresh Ricotta and Roast Pork
Fresh sheepsmilk ricotta cheese is our current food obsession. It’s wonderful in so many contexts: on toast with jam, in pasta dishes or scrambled eggs, with fresh berries… we could go on and on. But there’s one unexpectedly delicious pairing we’re dying to share: Fresh ricotta and roast pork.
It might sound strange to serve cheese as a condiment with pork. But trust us—it’s heavenly. When we make an herb-studded roast pork shoulder (a dinner party favorite), we offer a little bowl of fresh ricotta (mixed with a pinch of Fleur de Sel) on the side. The light, fluffy cheese is a wonderful counterpoint to the rich, juicy pork. The next day, you can spread some fresh ricotta on a toasted piece of country bread and make an open-face leftover pork sandwich. To die for!
Fresh ricotta can also add a little decadence to a leaner cut like pork tenderloin. Try adding something slightly sweet as well, like caramelized onions or roasted apples.