Ricotta with Chestnut Honey

Ricotta is not only for pasta dishes.  It also makes an easy dessert or snack with the addition of sweet honey.


This is a favorite dessert of ours.  It is incredibly easy, light and flavorful.  Basically, it is plain Ricotta drizzled with honey.  I recently found this incredible Chestnut Honey at Bi-Rite Market.  The nuttiness of the honey goes incredibly well with the creamy ricotta.

Recipe: Ricotta with Honey

4 oz ricotta

3 tablespoons honey

Put ricotta in a bowl and drizzle with honey.  Serve.  Eat.


  1. Oh, I’ll have to make it a point to look for that honey–it sounds delicious!

  2. yum

  3. I’ve seen this combination somewhere before and have been itching to try it… think I’ll head to the market tomorrow for some ricotta!! Thanks for the reminder!



  4. I’m trying this for breakfast today.

    Curious about new ways to enjoy ricotta cheese.

  5. Oooh! This is definitely good!

  6. The same combination is traditional and very popular in Catalonia (north-east Spain) as “mel i mató”, mató being the local ricotta. You can combine also with marmalades, jams or anything sweet and sticky.
    Another kind of combination popular all over Spain is quince paste with cheese, in this case strong and dry cheese, as “membrillo con queso”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_de_membrillo

  7. Chantal says:

    oh man! i bought honey today but used up all the ricotta yesterday!

    looks delicious, shall give it a try once i whip up another batch of ricotta.

  8. This sounds like a nice way to enjoy some ricotta cheese!

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