Can I freeze homemade ricotta made from whole milk? I made more than I can use up and don't want to waste it.

  • Posted by: Adianne
  • September 22, 2015
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Adianne September 22, 2015
Thanks for your answers. I will be using it for stuffed shells, so it should work out okay.
 
boulangere September 22, 2015
Yes. I routinely freeze both ricotta and mascarpone. Before using, I thaw them overnight in the refrigerator.
 
em-i-lis September 22, 2015
I have never tried doing so but have heard that it works but the texture suffers some. So, if you're ultimately going to use it in a way that texture isn't critical (maybe lasagna or something blended), it's worth a try (because who wants to waste homemade ricotta!!!?? I'm with you!).
You'll like have some liquid floating on top when it thaws. Stir that back in and you should be set.
Let us know!
 
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