Lower-Fat Ricotta Cheese
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Calabro Part-Skim
Boasts a lighter texture than its low-fat competitors, which tend to be dense. Moist and fluffy with a wonderfully salty edge that brings out its cheesiness. Great for savory applications, like a pasta filling or bruschetta topping.
TASTE TEST AWARD: Simply Kraft Reduced-Fat (available nationwide in Wal-Mart stores)
A little on the sweet side—as if it had a touch of sweetened condensed milk—this one is ideal for desserts. Try it in a parfait mixed with honey or in a cheesecake.