Curd cheese

 Curd cheese Key facts Curd cheese is similar to cream cheese, quark and cottage cheese. If you can't find it, drain cottage cheese in muslin over a bowl then blend til smooth with a hand blender.

Curd cheese is similar to cream cheese but with a lower fat content and it, like cottage cheese, has had a lactic starter added. This gives it a light acidity and a light flavour, colour and texture.

It is sometimes called medium-fat soft cheese. I like it best of all for cheesecakes because it gives them a lighter flavour and texture, as you will discover if you make the Curd Cheesecake with Greek Yoghurt.

 
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