Cœur à la Crème

/kouh ah lah krehm/
[French]

Fromage blanc. Made from sour milk drained of its whey through cheesecloth. When sugared and eaten with sweet cream it is called Fromage à la Crème. When the sour and separated milk is set to drain in heart-shaped wicker baskets, and the resulting cheese is served with cream, sugar or fruit, it is called Coeur à la Crème. It is said to have been brought to France by Carême, who copied it from the Russian "paskha".

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