Costco Saputo Ricotta Cheese Review

Updated: Nov 24, 2019

I use this in my lasagna and crostini recipe! It's a staple Costco product!


Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

Costco Saputo Ricotta Cheese

We use ricotta pretty often in our household. Whether it's in my one pan lasagna recipe or Sean's crostini recipe. Ricotta is a pretty key ingredient in a lot of delicious recipes. Costco carries the Saputo Tradition Ricotta and it's what I like to use in our home!


Costco Saputo Ricotta Cheese Nutrition

Taste

If you've never had ricotta (whey cheese) before it's kind of like a fluffy, ultra creamy, soft, mild flavored cheese made from whole or skim milk. It pairs well with many different ingredients and can be consumed plain on a piece of bread with a splash of olive oil or used with something like prosciutto to make crostini, you can use it in desserts like cheesecake and I love putting it in lasagna. The Saputo Ricotta from Costco is rich, delicious, light and very smooth. If you like to use ricotta regularly I definitely recommend picking this up from Costco.


Cost

This large one-kilogram tub of Saputo Tradition Ricotta cost only $7.49 Canadian at Costco. Smaller containers at my local grocery store are a similar price point so this is a good deal if you like ricotta.

Convenience

So you'll either find having a huge 1 kg tub of ricotta in your fridge is very convenient and you'll use it all up or you'll only use a bit and find it expired in your fridge eight weeks later. When I buy things like this I always make a plan on how I'm going to use it up before it expires. The ricotta needs to be kept refrigerated and has a best before date of about a month from the date of purchase. As I said before you can use ricotta in a ton of recipes! Just google some or check out my recipes here and here.

Costco Saputo Ricotta Cheese Nutrition

Nutrition

1/4 cup of ricotta is 100 calories, seven grams of fat, three grams of carbohydrates, six grams of protein, 125 mg of sodium and two grams of sugar. A little high in fat but having fat in our diet is healthy! I don't love the chemical additives in the ingredients list (for example potassium sorbate) but I'm guessing if these weren't included they'd expire right away.

Costco Saputo Ricotta Cheese Ingredients

Okay, I get it, ricotta isn't a very exciting review but it's a delicious, staple item that Costco carries for less than other grocery stories!


Taste: 8.5/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 6/10 (points lost for large size and pressure to use up prior to spoiling!)

Nutrition: 4/10

Do you use ricotta? If so what's your favorite recipe to use ricotta in?
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