Drain liquid from the cheese. Then use paper towels to press and remove excess moisture from the cheese.
Wrap each portion tightly in plastic wrap so that no air is trapped between the cheese and the plastic.
Place wrapped cheese into zip lock bag squeezing any air out of the bag.
Label the zip lock bag with the type of cheese and date.
Place the ricotta cheese in the freezer for up to two months.
Thaw in the refrigerator then use within two days.
Tips for successFirstly pay particular attention to the expiry date on the ricotta cheese. It is best to freeze fresh cheese rather than waiting until it's on the brink of expiry.Freeze unopened, well sealed ricotta cheese in its packaging. However if you don't plan to use the whole lot when thawed, divide into pieces before freezing. Be sure to drain excess liquid and wrap very well in plastic then into a heavy duty zip lock bag or airtight container.Don't freeze for longer that two months for best results and follow my tips for thawing. Keep in mind that thawed ricotta will have an altered texture and is only suitable for cooked recipes.FAQ'sCan you freeze ricotta cheese mixture?Yes! Say you've made a pasta filling with ricotta cheese and other ingredients like Parmesan cheese, eggs and herbs, it is perfectly fine to freeze it. On thawing, excess liquid may need to be drained away but otherwise it will be good.How long can you freeze ricotta cheese?Frozen ricotta will keep, if properly stored, for two months.How do I thaw frozen ricotta?Alway thaw frozen ricotta in the refrigerator and never at room temperature. Once softened, just stir well. Use within two days and never refreeze!Can you freeze smooth ricotta cheese that comes in a plastic tub?Yes! However the tub is not freeze proof so pop it into a heavy duty zip lock bag before freezing.