Hosmerim (Cheese Pudding)


Made out of salt-free new cheese, hosmerim is a traditional dessert from Balikesir province of Turkey.


The recipe requires unsalted new cheese, preferably with a high moisture ratio.

Since I cannot find the type of cheese I need for the recipe, I make my own. Therefore, it is slightly different from the original recipe.

Preparation time: Approximately 5 hours. 6 servings.


  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp rennet
  • 1/4 cups of dry milk (optional)
  • 1 cup of semolina
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional)
  1. Follow the cheese recipe until step 9.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the cheese mixture, semolina and sugar. If you like a custard texture dessert, boil the cheese mixture until the custards separate before adding semolina and sugar .
  3. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla. Serve chilled.
  5. Chill before serving, stirring occasionally in order to prevent cream formatıon on top.


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