Answer: Many grocery stores have a couple sections of cheese. You are probably most familiar with the dairy section cheese aisle where the shredded and block cheeses like Kraft and Sargento are sold. The other cheese section that is common in the United States is specialty cheese area. This is usually found next to the fruits and vegetables (produce). It contains the “upscale” cheeses like Gorgonzola, Fontina wedges, and balls of fresh mozzarella.
Ricotta cheese can be found in the dairy section of the grocery store but usually separate from the shredded/block cheeses. Ricotta is commonly shelved next to the cottage cheese, sour cream, and dips. It is often packaged in a container similar to cottage cheese (see the photo above). Some brands you might find at your local grocery store are Galbani, Polly-O, Sorrento, and Organic Valley.