Boast of Roman food: torta di ricotta (Roman cheesecake)

Boast of Roman food: torta di ricotta (Roman cheesecake)

Torta di ricotta (Roman cheesecake): the original recipe

Torta di Ricotta, the roman cheesecake: one of the most beloved dessert by Roman people. If you’d like to challenge this, the result would be amazing!


  • 300 gr of flour
  • 150 gr butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • fresh ricotta cheese
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 200 grams of brown sugar
  • grated rind of 1/2 lemon
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of candy fruit,chocolate chips or cherry jam


Prepare the usual shortcrust pastry with flour,  butter, 2 egg yolks and the grated rind of lemon.
Mix ingredients and let them rest for an hour. In a small bowl mix extremely fresh ricotta cheese, 2 whole eggs, brown sugar, a pinch of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of candy fruit you’d like or chocolate chips or cherry jam (according to your taste).
Grease a baking pan with some butter (or use baking paper) and with your hands spread over half the dough. Now fill it with ricotta cheese mix. With the remaining half dough make long stripes to decorate the tart with a criss-cross pattern. Moderately hot oven for half an hour approx.

Enjoy the Ricotta cake, and if you’d not succeed, come to visit us in Rome!