Fresh ricotta has a much more delicate flavor than most kinds with additives found in plastic tubs. You can find fresh ricotta in Italian markets or sometimes in supermarkets, mounded up high and packaged in small tin pails. It is often labeled as hand-dipped, hand-packed or hand-ladled. If you can't find fresh ricotta in the tins, Calabro is a good brand found in plastic tubs. If the ricotta is wet, drain in a damp cheesecloth-lined strainer set over a bowl in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.