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Recipe: Homemade Cheese Spread With Herbs

February 21, 2023 09:39 IST

Fromage Blanc might have originated in France in some ancient era. But in a parallel universe, paneer came to be centuries ago.

If you do a fusion of made-at-home paneer curds with western herbs you have your own personal variety of a sort of Herbed Cheese Spread or fresh cheese that tastes lovely on newly-baked paav or Goan poi or atop hot butteered pasta or grilled inside two slices of bread or as a dip for potato chips.

Homemade Herbed Cheese Spread

Photograph: Zelda Pande

Homemade Herbed Cheese Spread

Serves 2



Zelda's Note: Any kind of herb or spice can be added to the milk curd, before pressing, like a de-seeded and finely chopped green chilly or 1 tsp finely chopped chives or 1 tsp finely chopped green garlic or 1 tsp finely chopped parsley or a dash of Tabasco or a 1 tsp finely chopped green dhania (coriander or cilantro) or 1 tsp finely chopped mint.

Use a little extra salt, to give the cheese a longer shelf life. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container and it will be good for 3-4 days.

To serve as a dip, loosen with the addition of a little milk or hung curd.

Using full-cream milk is a must.