Paskha Cheese

Paskha Cheese
Photo by Anna Williams


  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 wooden paskha cheese mold or a clean 2-quart terra-cotta flowerpot with a drainage hole and a plate slightly smaller than top of pot
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cheesecloth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 2 large egg yolks
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 pounds farmer cheese
    • 2 pounds of weights such as large soup or vegetable cans
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 cup sour cream

Heat brandy with raisins in a small saucepan over low heat until warm, then remove from heat and let steep until raisins are softened, about 15 minutes. Force cheese and yolks through a potato ricer or a medium-mesh sieve into a bowl. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electri...

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