The Alba Cheese Factory has a small shopfront that's been servicing the Italian community for years. While Alba sells a full range of cheeses, it’s the hot ricotta that brings all the connoisseurs to the yard.

From Sunday to Friday mornings, the cheesemakers serve up steaming ricotta and whey straight from the vats – bring your own saucepan and tea towel to have it filled and they'll show you how to wrap it to keep the bounty warm.

This Sicilian specialty is traditionally eaten hot by the bowlful with chunks of crusty ciabatta and serves as a whole meal in itself. Alba also offers tubs of cold ricotta and ricotta salata (dried and salted) to grate onto pasta (maybe bought down the road at Pasta Al Dente) as well as an array of other delicious cheeses.

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Updated: March 13th, 2018

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