Kite Hill Ricotta: Made from Artisan Almond Milk

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Price:
$9.99 per 8oz

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4
On October 5, 2016
Last modified:October 19, 2016

Summary:

While I'm not able to really compare it to its dairy counterpart, this product exceeded my expectations. With a lightly salty flavor and thick creamy consistency, this ricotta alternative was a really pleasant element on top of pizza, pasta, and as a spread on sandwiches or crackers. I loved the simple ingredients and how it keeps its integrity when baked or heated. It should hold up well in your favorite lasagna or stuffed shells recipe. It's definitely pricey, and a little too mellow for my taste, but it is a fun treat to have in the fridge once in a while.

On a recent outing, Leah managed to locate some Kite Hill Ricotta to test for us! Below is her full review.

Kite Hill Ricotta (review) - a delicious dairy-free and vegan almond based ricotta cheese alternative

Kite Hill is a fairly new to the market, but they’ve already become a very talked about brand within the dairy-free and vegan communities. They’re creating unique dairy-free substitutes for popular dairy-filled foods, including yogurts, artisan cheeses, cheesecake, ravioli, cream cheese, and ricotta cheese!

Kite Hill Ricotta (review) - a delicious dairy-free and vegan almond based ricotta cheese alternative

A lot of dairy-free cheeses available are full of questionable ingredients. But Kite Hill uses the simplest ingredients, which is one of the many reasons I love them! Kite Hill Ricotta contains only almonds, salt, enzymes and cultures. Whoa.

My first Kite Hill experience was with their yogurts. I’ve tried many vegan yogurts, but theirs is especially amazing. Sadly, this brand isn’t available in Canada yet, but whenever I’m in the states I make sure to grab some of their stuff. The peach one is seriously gold. So with only love in my heart for this brand I was really excited to try the Kite Hill Ricotta.

Having only tried dairy ricotta a few times in my life, I didn’t have many expectations for this dairy-free counterpart. I was told that it should have a bit of sweetness, but also some saltiness to make a nice balance. I didn’t find many sweet tones to this Kite Hill Ricotta, rather it is much more salty and savory. On its own, it has a pretty mellow flavor that is just lightly salty, but the texture was really nice. It was quite silky and melted in my mouth.

Kite Hill Ricotta (review) - a delicious dairy-free and vegan almond based ricotta cheese alternative Kitehill Ricotta (review) - a delicious dairy-free and vegan almond based ricotta cheese alternative

Next, I tried it on top of some ratatouille rice and really enjoyed having that creamy coolness on top of the hot food. I liked that it didn’t completely melt and disappear into the food. It softened just enough to meld with the rice and vegetables and still keep its thick creamy consistency.

Kite Hill Ricotta (review) - a delicious dairy-free and vegan almond based ricotta cheese alternative

For a dinner party, I crumbled some of this on top of a pizza with sweet potato, arugula, and caramelized onion and it made for a seriously divine meal! The salty creamy ricotta on top was a very nice touch.

Overall I thought Kite Hill ricotta was pretty good, and had high quality ingredients that shined through. It’s not something I ever felt I was missing, but it’s fun to play around with. I am excited to try it in lasagna or pasta shells and perhaps baked into some sweet ricotta-infused treats. That said, it’s definitely a gourmet vegan product with a high price tag, and a little too mellow to warrant indulging in often.

Kite Hill Ricotta (review) - a delicious dairy-free and vegan almond based ricotta cheese alternative

The Facts on Kite Hill Ricotta

Certifications: Kite Hill Ricotta doesn’t have any certifications at this time. They do use non-GMO ingredients.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Kite Hill Ricotta is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Kite Hill website at kite-hill.com

About Author

Leah Moldowan is an Associate Editor for Go Dairy Free and she runs the vegan blog love me, feed me. Leah creates delicious recipes and stunning photography to inspire others to nourish their bodies with good food.

10 Comments

  1. I’ve been obsessed with Kite Hill’s cream cheese for a while now! I also got the chance to try the ricotta at Expo East a few weeks ago and loved it too. They’ve really nailed the vegan cheese department. Also, if you haven’t heard of Miyoko’s Creamery you definitely need to check them out! They make some killer artisan vegan cheese. I think their Black Ash was one of the best cheeses I’ve ever tried, vegan or not.

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