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Farmers Cheese in a bowl with spoon

Farmer's Cheese

Once you use this recipe, you will never want to buy Farmer's Cheese from a store again.
Course How To, Snack
Cuisine American, Russian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 3509kcal



  • Pour the milk into a large pot and bring it to a boil, over medium heat. Stir milk occasionally, so it doesn't stick to the bottom.
    milk in large pot on a stove top
  • Turn off the heat as soon as the milk begins to boil. Stir lemon juice and vinegar into the milk. It should curdle within 5 minutes.
    lemon juice and vinegar added into milk that is in a pot
  • Line a colander with a cheesecloth and pour milk through the cloth.
    A colander lined with a cheesecloth and the pill being poured over it
  • Gather the cloth around the cheese and squeeze out as much of the whey as you can. 
    Cheese being squeezed in a cheesecloth to remove all liquid
  • Place cheese on a plate and press with something heavy on top. Leave cheese pressed overnight.
    Farmer's Cheese on a plate wrapped in plastic wrap with a heavy ceramic pot standing on top of it
  • Use farmers cheese in your favorite recipe or eat as a snack. 
    Farmer's Cheese crumbled into a bowl


Calories: 3509kcal | Carbohydrates: 285g | Protein: 180g | Fat: 185g | Saturated Fat: 106g | Cholesterol: 568mg | Sodium: 2444mg | Potassium: 7684mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 291g | Vitamin A: 9200IU | Vitamin C: 70.8mg | Calcium: 6427mg | Iron: 1.7mg