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Farmer cheese

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Farmer cheese
Store-bought farmer cheese

American-style farmer cheese (also farmer's cheese or farmers' cheese) is pressed curds, an unripened cheese made by adding rennet and bacterial starter to coagulate and acidify milk. Farmer cheese may be made from the milk of cows, sheep or goats, with each giving its own texture and flavor.[1]

According to a cheese technologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, there are three cheeses known as farmer cheese:

  • American-style farmer cheese, which is cottage cheese pressed to remove water;
  • European-style farmer cheese, which is tvorog; and
  • Wisconsin/Amish-style farmer cheese which is firm and similar to Monterey Jack.[2]


  1. ^ "What is Farmer Cheese? (with pictures)".
  2. ^ "What Exactly Is Farmer's Cheese? | America's Test Kitchen". www.americastestkitchen.com. Retrieved 2024-05-13.