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Pot Cheese is a white, soft, crumbly cheese. Pot Cheese is in between Cottage Cheese and Farmer Cheese. Cottage Cheese that has more of its whey drained off becomes Pot Cheese and Farmer Cheese is even drier than Pot Cheese. Pot Cheese is unaged, and should be eaten within a few days of making it.

Pot Cheese may be difficult to find in grocery stores, but it is one of the easier cheeses to make and can be made at home. The only specialty item you need is some cheese cloth.

The video below, originally from, shows how to make Fromage Blanc, which some people consider to be the same thing as Pot Cheese. The video uses 1 quart fresh, whole milk, 1 cup active-culture buttermilk, 2 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar, and 3/4 tsp salt. There's also another recipe here

Other similar cheeses include Quark Cheese and Queso Blanco.

Where to buy

Pot Cheese is easy to make, hard to find. Small, specialty dairies may be the best place to find it commercially.


Courtney 2014-11-30 20:06:02

I am looking for a place to buy some pot cheese...if you know of a place or you sale of any please get back with me . thanks for your help

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Lenore Schmidt 2016-04-25 12:19:16

Where in New York City - Manhattan - can I find Pot Cheese????

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Bob 2016-05-12 19:09:58

I live in the Bronx, and until recently I had gotten pot cheese at the nearby Fairway Market in Pelham Manor but was told just today that it is no longer available there as they are not getting it from their supplier anymore. Maybe one of the Fairways in Manhattan still stocks it. Otherwise, you might have to look for a gourmet cheese shop such as Murray's Cheese at Bleeker or Grand Central. Don't know if they carry it, but it's worth a shot. Good luck.

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Allen 2016-08-02 15:02:13

There is a distributor in Brooklyn who sells 5 lb Pot Cheese. Name is Natars NY Food Corp, 17 53rd Street Brooklyn, phone 718-439-3900. Bought mine in June for $15.00.

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David Nisinson 2016-07-27 00:05:23

I believe that Friendship made the fresh pot cheese which was sold at the cheese counter at Zabar's.This was a truly great product, but they discontinued making it. If you agree, go on the Friendship website and tell them to bring it back!

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Nancy Garcia 2016-12-06 15:36:48

Do you know if there is a place in New Jersey? If so, where?

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joan evans 2017-02-03 14:09:51

Used to live in NY where I could buy pot cheese at Waldbaums. They are no longer in business. I have since moved to NC and no store here sells it. Want to make old fashioned blintzes which calls for pot cheese. Any info would be greatful. Thanks

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Helen Grantl Fields 2017-08-20 10:06:03

I Am also a transplanted new yorker. Grew up in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx. We had sooooooo many deli's back then. Pot cheese was a favorite that my mother gave us: She would mix it with a little sour cream ...DELISH...If you. Had some sliced tomatoes Super DELISH..If anyone knows where I can buy some in N.C.. Please send me a note to: H.G.Fields/362 Country Acres rd..Henderson, N.C. 27537...I know I am stepping out on faith by giving out my address but my fellow New Yorkers UNDERSTAND..I believe it's a NEW YORK "Thing"...To all who see this comment..HAVE A GREAT DAY! If you can read this, GOD has already blessed you. Xoxo to all HGF ????????????

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