Attention lemon (and cheese) lovers! Aldi sells baked lemon ricotta cheese. It was released in June 2023. It is a limited-time item and may not be back next summer so stock up while you can.
The baked ricotta cheese is sold under the Aldi private-label Emporium Selection. It is made in Italy. The packaging says:
Baked ricotta dessert cheese with sweet & tangy lemon
Trader Joe's also sells its own version of baked lemon ricotta cheese. However, the Trader Joe's baked lemon ricotta cheese is sold during the holiday season.
What is baked lemon ricotta cheese?
Baked lemon ricotta cheese is a delicious and creamy dish. It is made by combining ricotta cheese with lemon zest, lemon juice, and other ingredients. It is then baked it until it's warm and slightly golden on top.
Is baked lemon ricotta cheese sweet?
Traditionally, baked lemon ricotta cheese is not sweet. However, Aldi's baked lemon ricotta cheese has a slightly sweet flavor. Some reviews say it tastes more like a lemon cheesecake than a savory cheese.
When can you find it at Aldi?
The best time to find the baked lemon ricotta cheese at Aldi is during the month of June.
Aldi does release lemon flavored food items in the spring and summer months, such as lemon shortbread cookies.
You'll find even more lemon flavored food items at Aldi during the month of June. For the past 5 years, Aldi has partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) specifically during the month of June to help further childhood cancer research.
Some of the other lemon flavored items and lemon themed products released in June 2023 at Aldi include:
- Moser Roth Lemon Chocolate Truffles
- Sundae Shoppe Alex's Lemonade Stand Bars
- PurAqua Lemonade Drink Mix
- Crofton Glass Beverage Dispenser
How much does it cost?
As of 6/2023, the Emporium Selection baked lemon ricotta cheese at Aldi costs $3.99 for a 6.4 oz round package.
This baked lemon ricotta has been an Aldi shopper favorite! It has received a significant amount of positive reviews.
It is important to keep in mind that this is a sweet baked lemon ricotta cheese. Aldi shoppers have said it tastes similar to a lemon cheesecake. If you expect it to be savory, you will be in for a possibly disappointing surprise.
The size of the baked ricotta is actually pretty small. It measure about 2.5" in diameter. It is a good size for a single-serve dessert. It is also a good size to add to a summer charcuterie board as well.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided on this website is intended for general informational purposes only and may not be accurate. Product ingredients and nutritional content can change without notice. It is important to look at the nutritional content and ingredients of the exact product you are purchasing to determine if it aligns with your dietary requirements.
Ingredients: ricotta (whey, cow's milk and sheep's milk, salt, lactic acid), lemon paste (sugar, lemon peels), sugar, stabilizer (food starch-modified, sodium alginate, tetra-sodium pyrophosphate), turmeric natural lemon flavoring.
Nutrition Facts & Calorie Information
Serving size: 1 inch cube (1 oz)
Amounter per serving:
Total Fat: 2.5g
Sat. Fat: 2g
Trans Fat: 0.5g
Total Carb: 6g
Dietary Fiber: <1g
Total Sugars: 5g
Added Sugars: 4g
Vitamin D: 0mcg | 0% DV
Calcium: 80mg | 6% DV
Iron: 0.1mg | 0%
Potassium: 30mg | 0% DV
How do you eat baked lemon ricotta cheese?
Baked lemon ricotta cheese can be enjoyed in various ways. Here are a few ideas on how to eat it:
- By itself
- With blackberries
- With whipped cream
- On a graham cracker
- On a salty cracker
- Make lemon ricotta pancakes
- With vanilla wafers
- Make a cannoli cream dip
- Spread on a wheat thin topped with blueberry jam
- With apples
- Wrap in crescent dough and bake it
- With lemon seed poppy bread
- Make lemon cannolis
- Serve with toasted french bread, honey, and top with fresh blueberries
- In crepes
- Lemon picatta chicken dish with cream sauce
- Make Italian ricotta cookies
- With gingersnaps
- Make Limoncello Tiramisu
- Cream it and use it to make cheesecake
- On a toasted baguette
- Cut/crumbled it over a mix of raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries