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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

RICOTTA CHEESE, COMMERCIALLY PACKAGED — UNOPENED

RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3-5 days after date on container
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3 months
Tips
  • Keep refrigerated and tightly covered.
  • If ricotta cheese turns yellow or develops an off odor or flavor, it should be discarded for quality purposes; if mold appears, discard the entire package.
  • To freeze, tightly seal original package and place in freezer; if freezing for longer than 2 months, place package inside a heavy-duty freezer bag in order to prevent freezer burn.
  • When ricotta is thawed, there may be some liquid at the top of the container; simply stir it back into the cheese.
  • Frozen ricotta may lose some of its texture and flavor; the thawed cheese will be best suited to cooked dishes, such as sauces, soups and casseroles.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

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