Ricotta cheeses are produced from the whey remaining after the process of traditional cheese-making. A fresh cheese, ricotta is grainy and creamy white in appearance, slightly sweet in taste and contains only about 5% fat. Itís somewhat similar to cottage cheese variants in texture, although considerably lighter. Whey cheeses are for the most part used as an ingredient to fill pasta and when making desserts. But with its fine flavour and creaminess, ricotta is also delicious eaten with fruit or drizzled with honey.