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Old 06-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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What is farmer cheese?

I see alot of my cookbooks refer to it. I want to make this spinach and cheese square recipe. It calls for farmer cheese as one of the cheeses.
I want to try and find it. I live in a big city we have no farms?? from googling it seems to look like queso blanco?? Maybe same thing??
Thanks for the help.


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Old 06-21-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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Farmer's cheese is similar to cottage cheese that has been pressed into a form/mold so it's sliceable. It should be available in a well stocked supermarket.

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Old 06-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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You can substitute queso fresco, or simply buy small curd cottage cheese and drain it overnight in a colander lined with cheesecloth.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:50 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Steve Kroll View Post
You can substitute queso fresco, or simply buy small curd cottage cheese and drain it overnight in a colander lined with cheesecloth.
Steve I added lipase to my last batch of queso fresco. I was nibiling off it for a couple of months and noticed that the older it got, the more it tasted somewhat like an Italian grating cheese. Next time ill make 2 cheeses and add more lipase/ I will then age it for a few months..i read that queso fresco melts and can be used on pizza. I know queso blanco doesn't melt-
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