Taste Test: Our Guide to the Best Products at the Supermarket

There are tens of thousands of products on supermarket shelves; let us help you pick the best—in both taste and nutrition. After booting out foods that don't fit our nutrition standards, products are served to a Cooking Light staff tasting panel for blind taste tests. Here are the winning products in a variety of categories.

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Bellwether Farms Whole Jersey Ricotta
Photo: Travis Rathbone

Best in Cheese: California

Bellwether Farms Whole Jersey Ricotta ($8 for 12-ounce basket)

Sweet, creamy proof that ricotta can be so much more than lasagna filler. Tastes of sweet milk with rich, creamy mouthfeel. Toss with hot pasta, or spread on toasted whole-grain bread.

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