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A dish known as a cheese pudding was mentioned in The Carolina Housewife in 1874. However this was a savoury pudding which resembled a soufflé. Another savoury dish adds cheese to a bread pudding. In 1934 the sweet version was mentioned as a new addition to menus. One version is considered a Latin dish and is intensely sweet.
One version involves boiling cottage cheese, paneer or goats cheese, (rather than a cheesecake, which is based on cream cheese) with a sugar syrup, then adding extra ingredients such as pistachios or soft fruits such as cherries or cranberries, and freezing. Unlike a cheesecake, it is frozen or served at room temperature rather than chilled. Paneer Kheer is an Indian cheese pudding, made with sugar and milk.
- Rutledge, Sarah (October 1979). The Carolina housewife (Reprint ed.). Univ of South Carolina Press. p. 7. ISBN 0-87249-383-0. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
- MANNERS, MARIAN (1934-04-02). "Cheese Pudding Novel Addition to Menu Today". Los Angeles Times. pp. a7. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- CICERO, LINDA (1996-08-08). "A LATIN DESSERT 'TO DIE FOR'". Miami Herald. pp. 2E. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- "Recipe: Goat Cheese Pudding With Poached Cranberries". New York Times. 2003-12-31. Archived from the original on May 4, 2015. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
- Levine, Susan (2008-03-16). School lunch politics: the surprising history of America's favorite welfare program. Princeton University Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-691-05088-1. Retrieved 30 September 2010.