Ricotta Cheese is a creamy, spoonable fresh curd made from whey, the low-fat watery liquid that is a by-product of the cheesemaking process. The protein in whey solidifies under high heat and is skimmed off and once drained, the curds turn into Ricotta Cheese. Ricotta is a fresh perishable cheese that is creamy white in color with a slight sweetness. In this form, Ricotta resembles cottage cheese, but their textures are not the same. Cottage cheese is creamy with curds, while Ricotta is drier and with more of a grainy texture.