Award-winning chef. Successful restaurateur. Iron Chef judge. Social media star. Donatella Arpaia has done it all. Still her favorite thing to do is working in the kitchen, creating inspiring dishes using the freshest, most authentic ingredients—including Galbani® cheese. Explore her latest menu ideas and learn tricks of the trade from this inspirational entrepreneur.

Galbani® Whipped Ricotta Parfait


3 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp. Limoncello
1 tbsp. Sugar
1 cup Assorted berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
1 cup Galbani Whole Milk Ricotta
2 tbsp. Honey (preferably flavored with orange)
2-3 tbsp. Creamy vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1 tbsp. Limoncello (optional)
Garnish Candied orange segments, mint, chocolate shavings



  1. In a bowl, add lemon juice, 3 tablespoons limoncello, sugar, and stir to combine. Add berries, stirring carefully so as not to bruise the fruit, and let macerate in fridge for up to 90 minutes.
  2. Using a hand-held beater or food processor, combine Ricotta, honey, yogurt, cinnamon, and an optional tablespoon of limoncello, whipping until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for an hour.

  3. To assemble as a parfait, place a few generous tablespoons of the whipped Ricotta mixture at the bottom of a chilled glass. Add a layer of the berries, then add more Ricotta until you reach the top of the glass.

  4. Add garnishes to the top of the parfait and serve. Makes about 4 parfaits.



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