Can I substitute ricotta for the cream cheese?

Since there is a cream cheese shortage right now, can I use ricotta or anything else to substitute?

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Nancy December 15, 2021
Or consider Kraft Dec 2021 offer of $20 per consumer to make another dessert than cheesecake.
Promotion is by way of apology for cream cheese supply chain problems.
 
drbabs December 15, 2021
Haha. Really? I had no idea.
 
drbabs December 15, 2021
The $20 might pay for 2 lbs of mascarpone. 😎
 
Nancy December 15, 2021
Yep, offer is limited (a couple weeks now, about 2000 people) but real. Look it up.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/kraft-will-pay-you-20-to-not-make-cheesecake-for-holidays-in-light-of-cream-cheese-shortage/2708369/
 
drbabs December 15, 2021
You can use ricotta, but it will have a different texture, and possibly taste. (Not bad, but different— lighter, grainier texture, maybe a little less sweet.) Probably the closest substitute is mascarpone, but the cost of 2 pounds of mascarpone is quite a bit more than the cost of 2 pounds of cream cheese. (And it will be a richer cake, too.)
 
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