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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

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The more difficult question is what do you use for crust?
I think you're right because it did turn out that Haferli Swiss Digestive was not a good choice (mixed with sugar and melted butter of course). I used the right quantity but not the right type of digestive biscuits from the recipe, or they were too finely ground, or whatever.
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

With Philadelphia you cannot go wrong
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Old 03.12.2014, 23:18
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

Tried out a new recipe this week with quark
- 200g icing sugar
- 200g cream cheese
- 500g quark
- zest 2 lemons, juice of 3 lemons
- 4 gelatine sheets
With 3 lemons it's very lemony and I needed more than 4 gelatine sheets - but very tasty and an alternative to an all cream cheese cheesecake
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

I experiment with cookies for the crust but this year tried with a cinnamon speculoos like cookie they had at migro. I mix roasted pecans, butter and cardamom. Yum. This years thanksgiving cheesecake was my best yet!
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

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Just a tip on the cream cheese. Migros own "Budget" cream cheese (in the green tubs) is much better than Philly, and it's half the price.
+1 for budget formage fraise being like philadelphia cream cheese, but then i may be a bit of a philly stein, sorry

their budget 'rahm' 20% fat quark is also excellent
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Old 06.12.2014, 12:25
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

I use 100% mascarpone and everyone always wants my recipe
it may have something to do with the other ingredients with it as well

For a less rich cake, ricotta is also good

maybe it was the combination (original post) that did not work for you

other people I know use cottage cheese…that seems to work quite work quite well too
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

I just made a cheesecake from this recipe using Philadelphia with a bit of mascarpone. It came out really well:
http://joannagoddard.blogspot.ch/201...ake-youll.html
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Philadelphia. It is the best. End of story.
I have to say, I wholeheartedly disagree. Philadelphia is terrible. Especially compared the migros budget cream cheese. That stuff tastes just like homemade cream cheese.
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no one liked my cheesy pun
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no one liked my cheesy pun
saw it, thought it was amusing
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

I like Indian Paneer . Its really Awesome .
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I like Indian Paneer . Its really Awesome .
I've never heard of using paneer in a cheesecake...how is it texture and flavor-wise?
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

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I use 100% mascarpone and everyone always wants my recipe
Me too. I'm a part of "everyone."

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With Philadelphia you cannot go wrong
I can second that statement and my better half always uses plain Philadelphia. The process of making cheese cake is very complex ingredients and temperature wise. There were subtle differences within process she tried on several occasions and the results totally different. Having said that 8 out of 10 efforts it usually comes out right
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

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For classic New York Cheesecake, the filling is the easy part. The difficult part is the crust. It is normally with Graham flour, which I can't find here.

The more difficult question is what do you use for crust?
You can buy graham crackers from the Philippines at New Asia Market.

But a coworker of mine once made one using Digestif crackers from Migros or Coop, and it was really practically the same.
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

I made a pumpkin custard - not quite cheesecake - but used walker's stem ginger biscuits as a base. Mashed them up, pressed into a spring form pan and pre baked for about 10-15 minutes. Held up really well, nice taste.
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

I make a really tasty cheesecake with Philadelphia, Mascarpone, whipped double cream and melted white chocolate. Served with fresh forest berries.
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

Quark, Cottage cheese and Lemon curd.
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Re: What kind of cheese do you use for a really good cheesecake?

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In the US, we made cheesecake (one that you bake and cool) with "pot cheese" or dry cottage cheese, sometimes "farmer's cheese". I think it's most like a crumbly, drier quark, definitely full or 3/4 fat.
This sounds like the cheese we use in Poland. here you can find a recipe for making it yourself. It is also available in a new Polish online store here (as well as lots of other Polish products). Recipes for Polish cheesecake here
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