I think it is made from sheep, because that's the artisanal stuff we bought at the independent, natural goodness supermarket in Santa Cruz last week.
I forget that cow's milk isn't the only source for cheese until I eat cheese that's made from other animals. Maybe if I'd been more careful, I could've found the good ricotta made from cow.
For breakfast I ate a peanut butter-ricotta-honey sandwich. As I chewed, I thought of sheep, their wool, their face, and their hooves. I recalled the Warner Brothers cartoon in which the wolf wore sheep's clothing to get closer to the sheep. The sheepdog always beat the wolf at his game. Of course. The funniest part about the cartoon was the end when both the sheepdog and wolf clocked out of their work shift and said, "See you tomorrow."
Molly the Cat came mewing to see what I had for breakfast. She likes cheese, too. I gave her a pinch of the ricotta from my sandwich. Sniff, sniff. She walked away.
Not too soon after Molly left, I picked the cheese out of my sandwich. There's only so much sheep whey my taste buds and stomach can handle.
Don't even get me talking about lamb. Shudder.
P.S. That's an old photo of Missy Molly by Golly. I like to think that's what she thought of the ricotta this morning.
Made me laugh . . .ReplyDelete
Love that pic of Molly. I love those cartoon and I think the name of the dog was Fred?? Brilliant cartoonsReplyDelete
Fred sounds right. I wonder what the wolf's name was. On to Youtube.Delete
you (and Molly) make me laugh -- but I thought Ricotta was always made from ewe milk. It's not my favorite cheese, unless it is layered in a lasagna!ReplyDelete
That sheep/goat smell takes some getting used to, that's for sure. :)ReplyDelete