A great nosher or lunchtime spread.
herbed farmer's cheese
makes 8 servings
time: 10 minutes (plus 30 minutes to rest)
adapted from Mark Bittman's The Minimalist Entertains
Puree one pound cold farmer's cheese (or fresh goat cheese or fresh cream cheese), 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, one garlic clove in a food processor. (Alternatively mince the garlic and combine by hand with a whisk.) Taste and season with salt and pepper. Taste again.
Scrape into bowl and refrigerate until stiffened approx one hour. Serve with crackers, lightly toasted pita or vegetable sticks. (Also try tossing with pasta or stuffing into chicken breasts.)