Cheese pudding

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Cheese pudding
A cheese pudding garnished with strawberries and blueberries
Serving temperatureRoom temperature or cold
Main ingredientsCheese

Cheese pudding is a pudding made with cheese, which unlike cheesecake can be served at room temperature or frozen.


A dish known as a cheese pudding was mentioned in The Carolina Housewife in 1874.[1] 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.[2] One version is considered a Latin dish[3] 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,[4] 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.

It is inexpensive and in the past was recommended to families wanting three meals a day for a week, for $3, if they ate this and as another meal, stewed tripe.[5]

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ MANNERS, MARIAN (1934-04-02). "Cheese Pudding Novel Addition to Menu Today". Los Angeles Times. pp. a7. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  3. ^ CICERO, LINDA (1996-08-08). "A LATIN DESSERT 'TO DIE FOR'". Miami Herald. pp. 2E. Retrieved 2008-09-28.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ 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.