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Disturbance leading to cheers after receiving first of cream cheese (7)


I believe the answer is:


'cheese' is the definition.
(ricotta is a kind of cheese)

'disturbance leading to cheers after receiving first of cream' is the wordplay.
'disturbance' becomes 'riot' (I've seen this before).
'leading to' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other) (some letters go before or lead others).
'cheers' becomes 'ta' (I've seen this in other clues**).
'after receiving' is an insertion indicator.
'first of' says to take the initial letters.
The initial letter of 'cream' is 'c'.
'riotta' placed around 'c' is 'RICOTTA'.

(Other definitions for ricotta that I've seen before include "One soft cheese" , "cheese, Italian style" , "one brought on board?" , "Ital. cheese" , "may come from Italian press?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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