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Nov 12, 2007 10:23 AM

Farmer's Cheese

Hi all, I have a bunch of Farmer's Cheese and was wondering if you had any good ideas for delicious but easy dips that I might be able to make with the cheese. Other recipes using the cheese would be welcome too. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I know this isn't what you are looking for, but we always use Farmer's Cheese for blintzes. Yum yum.

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    1. re: tzurriz

      My initial thoughts exactly! Here in Ohio, I have had a hard time lately finding true Farmer's Cheese (usually Friendship label) and it has gotten very expensive. Have you ever made blintzes with very well drained cottage or ricotta cheese?

      1. re: Diane in Bexley

        Oh yes, and that works really well too. Farmer's cheese isn't required, it's just excellent.

        Gosh I hope that makes sense.

    2. It's great on toasted walnut bread as a crostini (or snack). Or you can dollop it where you'd use ricotta, like on top of a pizza. You can pour a jar of fig jam over a mound of it and serve it with crackers as an hors d'oeuvre.

      1. I mix it with refried black beans, then use that mixture to stuff cleaned poblano chilis and bake covered with tomatoes and chilis until soft and tender. :)

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        1. re: Morganna

          I make a baked farmer cheese with honey, toasted nuts and dried fruit. You can slice it and make sweet crostini or just eat it by itself for a breakfast or snack. There is an error on their page now but there are many recipes for farmer cheese on

          1. re: lucyis

            Please send me the recipe.. I can only find one that I do not believe is the one I want?

          2. re: Morganna

            I've also used to use Farmer's cheese in mexican dishes that called for a mild, white mexican cheese. Now I have a good international market nearby, but you could use it for that.

          3. Not a dip, but farmer's cheese makes a wonderful filling for blintzes.

            Edited to say: oops, somehow I missed the fact that someone already said that. I swear; I did read first.

            I'll see if I can get my grandmother's amazing recipe; she generally believes in sharing recipes.

            1. I have had several versions of store bought baked farmer cheese: Pineapple, chocolate, walnut raisin, and apple cinnamon. The store that sold them no longer exists, and I'd love to have recipes for these. I see that the Friendship site does have a Walnut Raisin recipe. I guess that I could use that as a basis, and try to figure out how to make the other variations - but if anyone has recipes to share, especially for the chocolate, I'd really appreciate them.

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              1. re: Bzdhkap

                Was it Ben's Cheese Shop on Houston? My Dad took me there like, 50 years ago. It was the narrowest store with the least inventory I had ever seen. Just a half a dozen kinds of farmers cheese, baked or unbaked. Walnut Raisin was my favorite, although I remember others. Luckily, Russ & Daughters next door still sell their cheese, and I always bring some home whenever I'm in NYC, every couple of years or so. This year for my birthday I celebrated and had them overnight me baked farmers cheese and fresh Holland Herring. After all, food is love!