Indian-style cheese (paneer)

Hindi terms: paneer
English terms: Indian-style cheese
Other terms:
paneer (Wikipedia)
Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
Panir Paneer Indian cheese fresh.jpg
Alternative namesPoneer, Fonir
Place of originIndian Subcontinent
Main ingredientsStrained curdled milk
Other informationRich source of milk protein

Paneer (pronounced [pəniːr]) or Indian cottage cheese is a fresh cheese common in the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) made from cow or buffalo milk. It is a non-aged, non-melting soft cheese made by curdling milk with a fruit- or vegetable-derived acid, such as lemon juice. Its acid-set form (cheese curd) before pressing is called chhena.