Indian-style cheese (paneer)

Hindi terms: paneer
English terms: Indian-style cheese
Other terms:
paneer (Wikipedia)
Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
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Paneer
Alternative namesPoneer, Fonir, Chhana, Chhena
TypeCheese
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. 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.