An hour away from beautiful Da Lat City, there is a small farming village called Don Duong where the cheese factory of Pizza 4P's is located.
Every morning, they use freshly produced milk from their partner farms and carefully make each cheese by hand.
Ricotta is made by boiling whey, the liquid that remains after making cheeses. It's high in protein and other nutrients. It has a fresh milky flavor and goes well with salad and pasta.
Homemade artisan cheeses from Da Lat
Currently, there are two Japanese cheesemakers working at their factory. Mr. Konuki is the founder of the factory and is in charge of the daily operation. Mr. Kubota studied cheese making in France for 6 years and received a French national certificate in professional cheese making. After working at a cheese factory in Hokkaido, he joined Pizza 4P's and is currently engaged in new product development.
Under their strict quality control, Pizza 4P's has been producing a wide variety of homemade cheeses that includes Camembert, Mozzarella, Mimolette, and etc.
Best milk makes the best cheese
In early 2011, they started visiting farms in Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi, Long Thanh, and many other provinces in Vietnam to find milk for cheeses. In Da Lat, they finally found the milk that they had been looking for: rich, fresh, and well-balanced. To keep the freshness of the milk, they even built a factory 10 minutes away from the farm.
Unlike major dairy companies that buy milk from several farms and mix them together, they carefully select top-level farms and buy milk only from them to keep the quality of the products. Also, to ensure the safety of the products, they test the milk and the products at a third party institution on a regular basis.
Currently, for further improvement of the milk quality, they have been working to build their own dairy farm in Da Lat.
How to eat Riccota cheese
Ricotta cheese has a fresh and milky flavor and works great with salads and pasta. But if you have fresh ricotta cheese, you may want to try a ricotta pancake. It's made with cake flour, egg, butter, baking powder, milk, and ricotta cheese.
First, you whisk together the egg yolk, milk, and ricotta cheese in a bow. Then, add cake flour and baking powder in the bowl. After lightly stirring, add meringue to it. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat, and brush the surface with butter. Cook the pancake for 3 to 4 minutes then flips, and cook until both sides are golden brown. This extra fluffy and delicious pancake will surely make your day special
- Product Name: Ricotta Cheese
- Product Type: Cheese
- Weight: 250g (1 cup)
- Made in: Da Lat, Vietnam
- Ingredients: Milk, Whey
- Producer: Pizza 4P's
- Storage condition: Please keep refrigerated with the package.
- Expiration period: 7 days after the production date.