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Jul 21, 2010 02:30 PM

Herbed farmers cheese?

So I've got a big block of grainy ricotta-like farmers cheese and the herbs on my deck need some major pruning. Here's what I have:

Curly parsley

What would you use to make a really good herby cheesy spread?

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  1. Just made some yesterday actually. For mine I used a lot of basil [two kinds], but given your list, I would go heavy on the chives with either the oregano or the thyme. Carefully add rosemary, I use only a tiny bit since it can take over quickly. I also add dehydrated garlic and sea salt.

    Your other option is to make a couple of different flavors. Sage, thyme, rosemary, salt for one. Oregano chives and a little rosemary for another. I don't know what nasturtium goes well with so I have ignored it completely. And to add a bit of richness and have access to farm cream, a tablespoon or two added when whipping adds a lovely mouth feel.

    I don't use fresh garlic since it turns faster than I can eat the cheese.