This soft, fresh cream cheese is delightful when sweetened and served with fresh fruit. The French dessert Coeur à la crème it’s folded with meringue and chilled in a heart-shaped mold.
Fromage blanc is a French dessert cheese about as thick as sour cream. It comes in both fat-free and fat varieties.
It is used to make quiche, smoothies, parfaits, dips, and salad dressing, but it is probably most known as a base for souffles, mousse, and yummy cheesecakes.
1. Yogurt cheese
Yogurt cheese is also known as Chaka, labneh, strained yogurt, and Turkish or Greek yogurt. A delightfully tangy fresh cheese is prepared by straining yogurt through cheesecloth to remove much of the liquid. It makes a thicker alternative to plain yogurt and a delicious spread when mixed with fresh herbs, spices, or other seasonings.
Yogurt cheese is a type of cheese made from yogurt. It is creamy and has a slightly tangy flavor. Yogurt cheese can be used in place of cream cheese or ricotta in recipes. It is also a good source of protein and calcium.
To make yogurt cheese, simply line a colander with a coffee filter or cheesecloth and place it over a bowl. Pour yogurt into the colander and allow it to drain for several hours, or overnight. The longer it drains, the thicker the yogurt cheese will be. Once it has reached the desired consistency, transfer the yogurt cheese to a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use. Also try Greek Yogurt!
= 1-ounce yogurt cheese is equal to 1 ounce of Fromage Blanc
2. Quark cheese
A fresh-curd skim milk cheese that’s a phenomenon in Germany, accounting for about half the total cheese consumed in that country.
Quark cheese is a type of fresh cheese that originated in Germany. It is made from milk that has been soured and then curdled. Quark cheese has a mild, slightly tangy flavor and a creamy texture. It can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, and it is a popular ingredient in many German recipes. Quark cheese is also a good source of protein and calcium.
= 1-ounce quark is equal to 1 ounce Fromage Blanc
3. Cream Cheese
Cream cheese is a type of cheese made from cream and milk. It has a smooth, creamy texture and a slightly tangy flavor. Cream cheese is often used as a spread on bread or crackers, in dips or sauces, and in baked goods. It can also be eaten on its own as a snack.
It’s is made by combining cream and milk and then allowing the mixture to thicken. The resulting cheese has a high fat content, which gives it its creamy texture. Cream cheese can be made from either whole milk or skim milk.
Cream cheese originated in the United States, and it is now produced in many countries around the world. Philadelphia cream cheese is the most well-known brand of cream cheese.
= 1/2 ounce cream cheese + 1/2 ounce cream, blended equals 1 ounce Fromage Blanc
4. Ricotta Cheese
The name Ricotta means “re-cooked” and is a famous Italian cheese. The fresh Italian cheese is pleasantly granular and lightly sweet. In Italy, most ricottas are made by cooking the whey drained from producing mozzarella, provolone, or other cheeses. Skim or whole milk is added in the U.S. to the whey.
Ricotta cheese is filled with protein yet low in fat, so it is a good cheese for those seeking a healthy diet. Boiling the whey breaks down the proteins and makes them digestible for those with milk intolerance and allergies.
= 1 cup of Ricotta cheese is equal to 1 cup of Fromage Blanc
5. Cottage Cheese
Strict Lacto-ovo vegetarians can enjoy cottage cheese because it contains no rennet. It’s an acid curd cheese, meaning the curds form by the natural tendency of warmed milk to curdle on its own. It’s is a good source of protein and calcium. It is also low in calories and fat.
Cottage cheese is a type of cheese made from curdled milk. It is usually white and has a crumbly texture. It can be made from cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or sheep’s milk.
If you are looking for a healthy and delicious cheese to add to your diet, cottage cheese is a great substitute for Fromage Blanc!
= 1/2 ounce cottage cheese + 1/2 ounce yogurt, blended equal 1-ounce Fromage Blanc
6. Sour Cream
Also known as crema Salvadoreña in Central America, sour cream is a commercially cultured dairy product with a creamy tanginess that enhances foods from dips to desserts.
Sour cream is a dairy product made from cream that has been fermented by bacteria. The bacteria produce lactic acid, which gives sour cream its characteristic tangy taste. Sour cream is used as a condiment or ingredient in many dishes, such as pancakes, waffles, tacos, and baked potatoes. It is also popular in dips and spreads. Sour cream is a good source of calcium and vitamin A.
Sour cream can be made at home by adding bacteria to cream and allowing it to ferment. Alternatively, store-bought sour cream can be used. To make a sour cream substitute, mix yogurt with an equal amount of milk and a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Let the mixture sit for a few hours to thicken and sour.
It’s a versatile substitute for fromage blanc that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Try it in this recipe for Sour Cream Pancakes or this Southwestern Chicken Salad. For a quick and easy snack, top some sour cream with diced fruit or granola.
= 1 cup sour cream equals 1 cup Fromage Blanc
What can I use if I don’t have Fromage Blanc cheese?
As a creamy cheese variety, there are options to replace Fromage Blanc if you don’t have it on hand.
· Yogurt Cheese
· Quark Cheese
· Cream Cheese
· Ricotta Cheese