Ricotta Cheesecake

Made with Perfect Italiano™ Ricotta



Preparation Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

45 minutes

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  • Unsalted butter, for greasing
  • 800g Perfect Italiano Ricotta
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 130g caster sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla extract
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200ml light cream
  • 1 tbsp plain flour

For the base:

  • 180g digestive biscuits, crushed
  • 60g unsalted butter, melted
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon or ground ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Butter a 25cm cake tin with a removable base and line its base and sides with parchment paper.
  3. To make the base for the cheesecake, mix the digestive biscuits with the butter and ground cinnamon or ginger and press the mixture over the base of the tin.
  4. Mix all the ingredients for the filling together in the following order: the cheeses, sugar, lemon zest and juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, eggs and egg yolk, cream and flour. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.
  5. Pour into the prepared tin, over the biscuit base, and bake for about 45 minutes, or until just set. The filling must not get golden on top – it should be pale and just beginning to puff up.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool the cheesecake in the tin before taking it out.