In compliance with the production regulations, dairies must use only sweet whey from the processing of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, transforming it into ricotta within 24 hours of its extraction. On the packaging, in addition to the logo of the name, the Community graphic symbol and the information corresponding to the legal requirements are the words: “fresh” or “fresh homogenized”. For the latter, in order to obtain a product with a higher shelf life than the one defined as “fresh”, an additional heat treatment is provided.
The shape of the dairy is the typical truncated-pyramidal or truncated-conical, weighing up to 2 kg. In case the Ricotta di Bufala Campana is given away to be used as an ingredient in processed food products (stuffed pasta, sweets, etc.) packages up to 40 kg are allowed.