The ricotta mixture and berry mixture may both be prepared hours in advance and layered just before serving. Use a mild-flavored honey, such as orange blossom, for the best flavor. Don't be tempted to use a blender or food processor for the ricotta mixture; doing so will liquefy the ricotta.
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
12 ounces whole-milk ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups halved small strawberries
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1 1/2 cups blackberries
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
Mint sprigs (optional)
How to Make It
Place honey, rind, and ricotta in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk to combine. Cover and chill.
Combine berries, juice, sugar, and sliced mint, tossing gently to coat. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes; cover and chill. Spoon 1/3 cup berry mixture into each of 6 parfait glasses or small bowls; top each serving with about 1/4 cup ricotta mixture. Divide remaining fruit mixture evenly among servings. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.