Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and ground nutmeg.
Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or your fingertips until the texture of course sand. (You can also pulse this mixture in the bowl of a food processor).
Toss in orange zest and mix to combine.
In a small mixing bowl, combine eggs, ricotta cheese, and vanilla extract.
Pour wet mixtures into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Be careful not to over mix or scones will be tough. Dough will be very soft and tacky.
Turn dough out onto well floured board and form into rectangle approximately 12” x 6”.
Dip knife blade in flour and cut dough into 2” x 3” rectangles.
Transfer to parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes.