a�?Ricottaa�? is a cheese that is made with sheepa��s milk through a traditional procedure. Ita��s a typical Sicilian product. Ricotta cheese is found in the list of the agricultural traditional products drawn up by the Ministry of agriculture.
As soon as it is produced, it is gathered into containers, which at first were made of wicker (fascedde) or into small containers made of straw and tied up with reeds (cavagne). The plastic containers used today imitate the old ones, but they are more hygienic.