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.
This savoury cheesecake includes a clever blend of cheese flavours, as the smooth fromage frais and curd cheese gently complement the sharpness of the Roquefort.
This is what I'd call half dessert and half ice cream. My niece Hannah and nephew Tom are chief ice-cream tasters in our family and this one gets very high ratings indeed. It differs from most other ice creams in that it needs 2 hours in the main bod
In this superb cheesecake, rhubarb is combined with ginger - a luscious partnership - to make a dessert that's perfect for spring, when rhubarb is in season.
Yes, it's unusual for a cheesecake to be savoury rather than sweet, but try to suspend disbelief and we can promise you'll enjoy this light and summery concoction, which will also please vegetarians if it's on the menu.
Whenever I see cheesecake on a menu I'm filled with longing – there's something awfully comforting about cheesecake – but the question always arises as to whether it will or will not be cloying (and if it is, what a waste of calories!).