Originally Posted by Timothy
Thanks for the information. It's not a word in common usage then...
I guess that would depend on your background.
I made the jump from BuckyTom's word to Schmierkaese because we often ate "Schmierkaese" but it was used not necessarily for a specific kind of cheese, but rather because of the ability to spread it--my grandmother made it and it wasn't always the same. Real Schmierkaese is described as being similar to cottage cheese, but not the same
. Given that my great-grandmother was German, I suspect that is how the word worked its way into my family's vocabulary and my Swedish grandmother's kitchen.