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RisaJ
07-15-2009, 01:54 PM
Hi all,
I couldn't find Farmers cheese at Safeway or Whole Foods. I don't really want to make it myself, does anyone have a suggestion as to where to find it?

Thanks!


asherdwn
07-15-2009, 02:04 PM
What is Farmer's Cheese?
Are you talking about the cream you get from churning fresh milk?

silverbelle
07-15-2009, 02:28 PM
Farmer's cheese is just hard block cheese like you find at the grocery store. Kraft or store brand. Just hard cheese.


asherdwn
07-15-2009, 02:35 PM
oh, ok. Thanks Silverbelle. :)

RisaJ
07-15-2009, 02:40 PM
Thanks Silverbelle!

msim
07-15-2009, 02:51 PM
Farmer's cheese is not a hard cheese like cheddar or colby. I bought some last month because I read someone raving about how wonderful it was....it wasn't wonderful, sort of like cottage cheese with all of the moisture drained out and then left overnight on the counter! I couldn't even eat my allowed portion and ended up throwing it away. Might be perfectly fine for cooking though.
Probably more likely to find it in with the specialty cheeses.

silverbelle
07-15-2009, 02:52 PM
My center describes it as 'hard cheese'...once again, depends on where you go. I've never seen anything like what you are describing, msim.

Dedge
07-15-2009, 03:14 PM
My center also described it as anything you can pinch between your fingers and it doesnt smoosh. Block form....the shredded cheese has something else in it that they prefer you not to have. Block is best....nothing like cream cheese...cheez whiz...etc...

SkinnyWallet
07-15-2009, 03:59 PM
King Soopers (Krogers, City Market) has it. You can either order it at the deli counter sliced, or look in the specialty cheeses section for a small-ish, round package. (a round "block" of 8 oz. or so) (useful for grating). The brand name I have in my fridge is "May-Bud". The rest of the label reads as follows: "Farmer's Cheese Semi-soft part skim cheese. 8 oz. Distributed by Churney Corporation Inc., Weyauwega, WI 54983"

The nutrition facts are: Calories: 100 for 1 oz serving, total fat 8 grams, sodium 220 mg, total carbs: under 1 gram, Protein 6 grams

It contains pasturized part-skim milk, cheese culture, salt, and enzymes. In my opinion, it is price-y. I think it is around $7.99 a pound, sliced at the deli counter. I think the 8-oz package was around $4.99 or $5.99

It does not have a strong cheese taste like cheddar. To me it tastes more like a not-too flavorful mozzerella or provolone, and it is sort of rubbery, but not string-y when heated. It is pretty mild, and takes a little getting used to. (Think skim milk vs 2% or whole milk.) Remember the fat is where the flavor is! It is low-fat, but my center said it was not lower-fat by much, negligible, really, and it was ok to use any cheese that you could grate.

They also said to stay away from pre-packaged grated cheese, as it had corn starch mixed with it to keep the grated cheese from sticking or clumping together in the package.

Karen1234
07-15-2009, 07:54 PM
King Soopers (Krogers, City Market) has it. You can either order it at the deli counter sliced, or look in the specialty cheeses section for a small-ish, round package. (a round "block" of 8 oz. or so) (useful for grating). The brand name I have in my fridge is "May-Bud". The rest of the label reads as follows: "Farmer's Cheese Semi-soft part skim cheese. 8 oz. Distributed by Churney Corporation Inc., Weyauwega, WI 54983"

The nutrition facts are: Calories: 100 for 1 oz serving, total fat 8 grams, sodium 220 mg, total carbs: under 1 gram, Protein 6 grams

It contains pasturized part-skim milk, cheese culture, salt, and enzymes. In my opinion, it is price-y. I think it is around $7.99 a pound, sliced at the deli counter. I think the 8-oz package was around $4.99 or $5.99

It does not have a strong cheese taste like cheddar. To me it tastes more like a not-too flavorful mozzerella or provolone, and it is sort of rubbery, but not string-y when heated. It is pretty mild, and takes a little getting used to. (Think skim milk vs 2% or whole milk.) Remember the fat is where the flavor is! It is low-fat, but my center said it was not lower-fat by much, negligible, really, and it was ok to use any cheese that you could grate.

They also said to stay away from pre-packaged grated cheese, as it had corn starch mixed with it to keep the grated cheese from sticking or clumping together in the package.

WHAT??? I'M SHOCKED! HAD NO IDEA PRE-PKGD GRTD CHEESE MIGHT HAVE ADDED CORN STARCH ADDED... Holy cow, new thought there. My center never mentioned this. Thanks for the info.

Lori123321
07-15-2009, 09:44 PM
Never was told about the corn starch or not use grated cheese either. Oh well, hadn't used it but once or twice.

lookingforaloss
07-16-2009, 03:26 PM
I love farmer's cheese! It is my #1 choice for a hard cheese. I don't have any trouble finding it at Hy-Vee or Baker's/Kroger. I like to buy the whole block and slice off what I need, but the deli will slice it for me anytime I ask. I have also found it at some Walmarts.

Fifties Lady
07-18-2009, 05:54 PM
So I take it string cheese is a no no then?

khunter
07-18-2009, 09:59 PM
So I take it string cheese is a no no then?

I have been eating the 2% grated colby/jack or mild cheddar. Hasn't seemed to effect me much. I did buy the Kraft block today because they were out of shredded. I will admit, it is much cheaper to shred myself.

silverbelle
07-20-2009, 02:58 PM
There is a tomato basil salad in the cookbook that calls for sliced string cheese (I think) so it is okay to use.

jeweliek
07-20-2009, 03:42 PM
I was told you could have string cheese

thelish
07-20-2009, 04:46 PM
I've been told the same string cheese is a-ok and 1oz a piece for most brands :)

RonnieAdl
08-18-2009, 03:16 PM
In the farmers cheese thread, I got some and it was not good.I think it is used for stuffing pasta and things like that. You probably would add herbs and spices to it. Alone not so good. I wasted 5$ on it and will not do it again.. Also it is quite perishable so it won't last long if you cant eat it often enough..

Ronnie