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Ricotta cheese: Safe high protein food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 13, 2011 at 6:17 PM

I came across ricotta salata today at Wegmans with the ingredients: sheep's milk whey, salt, cheese cultures, rennet. I'm wondering if there's anything evil happenin' with cheese made from whey. I know Mark Sisson sells an isolated whey powder. I'm thinking this may be a good alternative, especially since it contains a good amount of saturated fat as well and is considerably more "natural." It does have a low amount of lactose...2 grams for 1 oz, but it feels pretty negligible if one does not have lactose intolerance. Of course...unless there is something I am forgeting...DUN DUN DUN. Paleohackers, I seek your knowledge ;)

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:14 AM

Yeah, my bad wrong word. lol I don't know why I missed that. lol

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:01 AM

I just roasted roma tomatoes that had been coated with olive oil, salt, and dried basil in the oven for about half an hour. I then served them with a scope of ricotta and it was magical. Just an FYI.

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on August 14, 2011
at 12:47 PM

Ohhh la la....Rhode Island is a bit of a distance, but I will definitely make the journey the next time I'm in the area.

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on August 14, 2011
at 04:58 AM

I'm pretty sure anyone would experience some problems if they tried to eat a diary.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 14, 2011
at 01:53 AM

oh...my wife actually made it for me already once....but we used thin sliced squash for noodles and no cheese :(. We were doing absolutely no dairy at the time. Its just not lasagna without the cheese though.

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on August 14, 2011
at 01:48 AM

Go get a raw vegan recipe book, find lasagna recipe, add meat, cook, enjoy.

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on August 14, 2011
at 01:47 AM

Ray Peat's favorite cheese if that matter to you.

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on August 13, 2011
at 07:30 PM

My wife makes some fantastic blueberry scones using ricotta! Not sure where she found the recipe, but I do know it was either from a paleo cookbook or website.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 14, 2011
at 01:27 AM

mmmmm....lasagna!!! paleoize this shiznit and feed it to me for every meal please!

07154e6d8e42065f230d06249700fe5b

(2057)

on August 14, 2011
at 01:48 AM

Go get a raw vegan recipe book, find lasagna recipe, add meat, cook, enjoy.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 14, 2011
at 01:53 AM

oh...my wife actually made it for me already once....but we used thin sliced squash for noodles and no cheese :(. We were doing absolutely no dairy at the time. Its just not lasagna without the cheese though.

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5b4fd1d0dcb02b1cc3c666ece9e5983d

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Great question because I bought ricotta the other day. I plan on adding it to a tomato sauce I will serve over spaghetti squash.

Bdede2dbc411f2533a7e6f13674ade51

(804)

on August 13, 2011
at 07:30 PM

My wife makes some fantastic blueberry scones using ricotta! Not sure where she found the recipe, but I do know it was either from a paleo cookbook or website.

5b4fd1d0dcb02b1cc3c666ece9e5983d

(1169)

on August 17, 2011
at 08:01 AM

I just roasted roma tomatoes that had been coated with olive oil, salt, and dried basil in the oven for about half an hour. I then served them with a scope of ricotta and it was magical. Just an FYI.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on August 14, 2011
at 03:06 AM

The Narragansett Creamery one is absolute heaven, but alas I am fairly dairy intolerant and it messes up my stomach. But if you are not and you are in the NE, it's worth seeting out.

776cf39df980711e80fc02317eb64649

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on August 14, 2011
at 12:47 PM

Ohhh la la....Rhode Island is a bit of a distance, but I will definitely make the journey the next time I'm in the area.

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87e9b93ebba7282403395c9e2ad887a5

on August 13, 2011
at 06:41 PM

I would say if you don't have issues with diary then your probably all right. I do get acne from diary, so I tend to keep my consumption of diary to a meal once a week or even two weeks.

Sugar and grains are far more evil to my body, especially glutten. So I rather be off with a little diary.

However, some people are fine with diary all the time so all the power to them.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on August 14, 2011
at 04:58 AM

I'm pretty sure anyone would experience some problems if they tried to eat a diary.

87e9b93ebba7282403395c9e2ad887a5

(150)

on August 18, 2011
at 12:14 AM

Yeah, my bad wrong word. lol I don't know why I missed that. lol

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4781cf8ae1bfcb558dfb056af17bea94

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on August 13, 2011
at 06:25 PM

I think the whey is heated to make ricotta. If so, that would denature some of the whey, though probably not all of it. I think it's still pretty good for you though.

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