I first made this spread after a visit to a small Polish dairy farm because I came home with some of their farmer’s cheese – made from the last evening’s milk. I’d never used used this cheese before, but I’ve been told most Poles eat it sliced with salt and pepper. One of my friends likes to have it drizzled with honey. I decided to make a Farmer’s Cheese Vegetable Spread.
My first attempt include such veggies as tomatoes and cucumbers. I’ve decided they contain too much water and make the spread too runny, so they’ve been dropped from subsequent versions.
This savory spead is often seen on hotel breakfast buffets in Poland. It’s delicous on toast, crackers, or as we’ve tried it most recently on the Bialy version of a bagel.
A savory cheese spread for toast or crackers
- 8 ounces farmers cheese or Twaróg
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- 6 radishes, finely diced
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 – 1 teaspoon salt (if your cheese is already salted use less)
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredients
- Spread on crackers or toast