It is recommended to keep Ricotta cheese on a higher shelf of the refrigerator, far from food with strong odours, in order to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells.
Ricotta should be stored in a food container with tight lid to preserve cheese freshness and to protect from moisture, odours and possible moulding in the fridge. Freezing is not recommended.
Because of its soft, fresh and spreadable quality, Ricotta can be eaten fresh by itself, with a salad, as a spread on toast or as a dip.
Ricotta is commonly used in lasagna recipes, cannelloni, manicotti or any kinds of filled pasta like ravioli or tortellini.
It is also commonly used as a dessert cheese and pairs wonderfully with with honey, fruit, or chocolate. Some dessert ideas using ricotta can be cannoli and cheesecake.