[Sca-cooks] A Question about farmer's cheese

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 11:31:42 PST 2009

We can get dry cottage cheese here - but I've only seen it at one King
Sooper (owned by Kroeger)
The stuff that I always knew as farmer cheese was made by a company called

<http://www.friendshipdairies.com/products/summary_farmer_cheese.php>When I
was little it was always available in big huge block at the deli counter and
you just asked for as much as you liked - not sliced but in a chunk.
More recently I've seen it in smaller packages (8oz).


On Fri, Dec 25, 2009 at 1:07 AM, Sharon Palmer <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com>wrote:

> <<< Whole Foods is not an average neighborhood market, it is a specialty
>> market. It also did not exist in Chicago in 1992. :-)
>> Margaret FitzWilliam >>>
>> It did in Austin in 1992. Also in 1982. :-)
> The point was that the meaning of Farmers cheese was a regional thing.  I
> agree that "Hoop cheese" and the like is not commonly found in the Midwest.
>    I suspect that if it could be found in Chicago if you shopped in Polish
> or other Eastern European neighborhoods, but not your ordinary grocery
> store.
> I've seen the solid bland sliceable Farmer's cheese, but even that is
> uncommon.  I used to be able to buy "dry cottage cheese" but haven't seen
> that for years.
> There was talk of farmer's cheese in a foil pack like cream cheese, and
> I've never seen or heard of such a thing.  No doubt that it exists, but not
> in Wisconsin or Ohio, the two places I've lived.
> On the other hand, we can get squeaky cheese, if you like that kind of
> thing.
> Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
> Ranvaig
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