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Step-By-Step-Instructions For Making Dry Curd or Farmer's Cheese


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Ingredients Needed to Make Farmer's Cheese

Ingredients Needed to Make Farmer's Cheese

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Farmer's cheese is a fresh or unaged cheese and is also known as dry curd cheese or peasant cheese and is used in countless European recipes. Farmer's cheese is known as twaróg in Polish, surutka in Croatian and Serbian, tvaroh in Czech and Slovak, túró in Hungarian, varškės in Lithuanian, lapte covăsit in Romanian, tvorog in Russian, skuta in Slovenian, and syr in Ukrainian.

Farmer's Cheese Recipe

  • 2 quarts pasteurized whole milk (do not use ultrapasteurized milk)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • Butter muslin or fine cheesecloth
  • Butcher's twine
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