[Sca-cooks] Cream cheese?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Aug 3 19:20:04 PDT 2011

Toussaint-Samat dates cream cheese to classical times.

The drained cream cheese called turos by the ancient Greeks, and tiri  
by their modern descendants, ... The Romans also ate cream cheese  
prepared in the Greek fashion: hypotrima, to which dried fruits and  
wine of the aperitif type were added.


On Aug 3, 2011, at 8:55 PM, Laura C. Minnick wrote:

> On 8/3/2011 5:42 PM, Johnna wrote:
>> I suspect they are at the war getting wet and drying out.
> Ah. I forgot. Would it be better to ask about Twinkies? ;-)
>> Meanwhile you might look at Baroness Helewyse's Italian cheese  
>> notes at
>> http://www.medievalcookery.com/helewyse/#Cheese
> Hmm. Interesting.
> How about quark? Anyone here worked with it? There is apparently a  
> possible mention of it in Tacitus, which has me rummaging through my  
> books to see if I have his stuff on the Germanic peoples...
> Liutgard

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