The New Bakers Dozen
Farmers cheese?

The The Bakers Dozen: Farmers cheese?
By Raine on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 - 07:53 pm: Edit

What is this, and how does it vary/ compare to cream cheese? (i.e. taste texture)

By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 - 10:40 pm: Edit

I think its just large curds pressed to dry a little. It tastes similar to cottage cheese. When we used it came in 2 lb loaves like a rounded trapezoid. Definitely not creamy like cream cheese

By momoreg on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 - 06:50 am: Edit

The only thing it has in common with cream cheese is that it has a very mild flavor. I don't believe that it is aged more than a day or two. It has a dry crumbly texture, with a little bit of moisture still in the cheese.

By Raine on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 - 08:19 am: Edit

Has anyone tried the cheesecake recipe that uses this? What was your opinoin of it? What else is it used in?

By momoreg on Thursday, June 15, 2000 - 06:37 am: Edit

I've never tried cheesecake with this, but if I did, I'd probably mix it with another cheese, since it is so dry.. Farmer cheese is sometimes used to make noodle pudding (kugel).

By Raine on Friday, June 16, 2000 - 07:00 pm: Edit

The recipe has the farmers cheese pureed with sugar. No other cheeses. All other ingredients are like new york style

I was looking for different cheesecake recipes, and that one just struck me as odd. I'd never even heard of farmers cheese.

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