The one drawback to the fresh ricotta is, it doesn't leave over well. That means if I don't use it all in one shot, the day he makes it, it's never the same the next day. It becomes gluey and sticky and a mess.
Here's one of the ways I devised for using up some leftover ricotta cheese. Actually, to be honest, I was trying to use up some other leftovers as well, and this was a great chance to mix them all together.
Fresh Ricotta/Spring Pea Spread
I used about 1 cup of ricotta cheese, then started adding everything in the kitchen that wasn't nailed down. Heh. For reals, I added the zest of half a lemon, and the juice. Next I threw in some leftover peas from dinner the night before. Ummmm, after that I added salt and pepper and a little Greek Seasoning. I think that's it. Oh- and I rough chopped a few slices of prosciutto I had in the lunchmeat drawer. Mix that all together and spread it on a cracker or piece of toasted baguette. Yums!