|Alternative names||Poneer, Fonir|
|Place of origin||Indian Subcontinent|
|Main ingredients||Strained curdled milk|
|Other information||Rich 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.