Cervelle de Canut (French cream cheese spread with wine)

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Is This Really Nece

A French spread from the Burgundy region. The original recipe asks for quark, a German/French soft curd cheese, but it will work with cottage cheese as well. Serve the spread with fresh toast. The preparation time does not include the 4 hours needed to strain the cottage cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the cottage cheese in a very fine sieve (or, alternatively, in a strainer that is lined with straining cloth) and leave to strain for circa 4 hours.
  2. Mix the cottage cheese, cream cheese, olive oil, and wine and whip into a paste.
  3. Add the shallots, chervil, parsley, and chives, and add salt and pepper to taste.

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