Plants & Machinery for Milk Processing Industry
Plants & Machinery for Milk Processing Industry

Production lines for ricotta, from whey and from proteic concentrates


Ricotta is produced from stabilized whey (cow’s and/or sheep’s whey) and if required, it is added with cream and/or milk.

Heated whey is fed into the flocculators where it is added with acidifying medium, then it undergoes a final heating with direct steam. Whey proteins that appear at surface are separated from the exhausted whey in a drainage belt conveyor. Ricotta is then smoothed to absorb water and it is sent to a packaging machine.

The line is cleaned under CIP station.

Drainage line for Ricotta from protein concentrate

Drainage system for Ricotta produced from concentrated serums (high content of proteins) or milk.

The line is cleaned under a high-efficiency CIP station.

Flocculators

Designed for the ricotta flocculation, made of AISI 304 stainless steel, available in size of 3.000 and 6.000 litres.

Main features are:

  • 40° slope to the drainage
  • Special steam injector
  • Cleaning under CIP