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Feb 6, 2011 07:31 AM

ISO - Dried Cottage Cheese aka "Pot Cheese"

My wife wants to make cheese knishes like her Russian grandmother used to make, using dried cottage cheese or "Pot cheese" (as it was then called.) Does anyone know where it can be purchased?
Many thanks.

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  1. Farmer's cheese in some of the Middle Eastern ethnic stores.

    1. My mom used to buy hoop cheese for blintzes etc. Sorta dry cottage cheezy.

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      1. re: mnosyne

        Thanks. Where can you buy hoop cheese?

        1. re: Jeryy

          Hoop cheese is no longer manufactured. Very sad for those of us who enjoyed it. Try Dry Curd Cottage Cheese, if you're lucky enough to find it. I've heard some suggest your local farmers markets.

      2. Try some of the kosher deli's in the area. Call Kosher Club on pico, and there is a kosher grocery on La Brea and Oakwood, that I believe carries it. Call around to some of the kosher stores.

        1. It has been a long time but I used to get Farmers Cheese/Hoop Cheese from Gelson's to make my grandmother's blintzes.

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          1. re: Fru

            Some of the LA area markets like Ralph's carry small packages of Friendship farmer cheese which I love. But I found that Canter's on Fairfax sells it in large packages, and by the pound, too.

            The kosher market that Paprkutr mentioned on La Brea and Oakwood is La Brea Market and they do carry some farmer cheese but beware if you go there on a Friday afternoon! They close early and they will be PACKED!

            There is also Western Kosher on Fairfax that has farmer cheese as well.

            1. re: Miri1

              Friendship no longer manufactures hoop cheese.

              1. re: mamasan

                but they do still make Farmer Cheese, and i've seen it at various stores here in LA.


          2. I get Farmers Cheese (like a very dry cottage cheese) for blintzes at SuperKing in Los Angeles. I think I have seen it at Jons markets as well.

            Good stuff!

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            1. re: happybaker

              How close to hoop cheese does the dry farmers cheese come & how much does it run per pound?