Ricotta cheese is well known as the soft creamy cheese used in dishes such as lasagna, as well as, many desserts. Although ricotta cheese can be frozen there are some factors to keep in mind when doing so. This is a guide about freezing ricotta cheese.
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You really shouldn't freeze ricotta, but there are those that will anyway. I know - I did. So if you do, just know that the texture will suffer. Don't freeze it for more than six months. Thaw it in the refrigerator for a day or so. When thawed, there may be some liquid on top, which you should stir back into the cheese.
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This question comes up again and again. Companies that manufacture ricotta seem to only sell it in one size, large, and we almost always have a lot of it left over. Since it's really rather expensive, it hurts to waste it. It can be frozen, but, as mentioned, the texture does suffer because of it.
What I'd like to see is ricotta packaged in smaller amounts so we don't have to deal with this problem. I cannot understand why a smaller container is not available. I stopped buying and using ricotta long ago and substitute cottage cheese in almost every recipe. I simply got sick of the expense and the waste.
I also started making my own ricotta when I really need some. It costs about the same to make as to buy, but tastes 1,000 times better and much fresher! Maybe we should send emails to these companies and ask them to start selling their product in smaller containers. After all, we're the customers and this is what we want. Why not ask? If we speak up they will listen.