5-Minute Gzik Recipe! Traditional Polish Farmer's Cheese Dip (2024)

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Have you heard of Polish farmer’s cheese dip? Gzik recipe is super simple and once you try it, it will quickly become one of the most frequently used in your cookbook.

So what is gzik? It’s a dip made of farmer’s cheese, radish, chives, and sour cream. It’s healthy, and it’s one of the food you can find in almost every Polish home.

Basic Info About Gzik

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Even though gzik is exactly what this farmer’s cheese dip and I’ve been eating it since I was a child, I didn’t know the actual name of it until I was an adult.

My husband comes from a different part of Poland- Wielkopolska, where the name gzik is very popular. When I first heard it, I had no idea what it is. But once my mom-in-law explained to me that she is talking about the farmer’s cheese dip, I knew exactly what dish it is.

Gzik is popular all over the country, so it’s not true that this dip is specific to Wielkopolska (Greater Poland). What is specific though, is the way they eat it- they serve it with baked potatoes, as lunch or dinner.

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In most Polish homes gzik is served on the bread, as a sandwich.

Different Types Of Gzik

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The most popular gzik recipe will include radish and chives, apart from sour cream and farmer’s cheese.

However, the farmer’s cheese dip has different variations, and you will be surprised by what people are adding to it! The base is always farmer’s cheese and sour cream. They should make a spread that can be easily put on the slice of bread.

Here are the most famous add-ons to farmer’s cheese and sour cream:

  • boiled eggs
  • garlic
  • smoked mackerel and onion
  • ketchup
  • any kind of veggies
  • sugar or honey

Tips For Making Gzik

Use Organic Ingredients

Farmer’s cheese, as well as sour cream and veggies, should be organic. Make sure the quality of the ingredients that you are making gzik of is high enough. If you want, you can even make farmer’s cheese at home! Here’s my recipe.

Use A Fork To Mix The Ingredients Together

The consistency doesn’t have to be smooth.

You Can Use Greek Yoghurt Instead Of Sour Cream

Gzik will have fewer calories if you use yogurt.

Polish farmer’s Cheese Gzik Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Polish Farmer's Cheese Dip Gzik Recipe

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What is gzik? It’s a dip made of cottage cheese (farmer’s cheese), radish, chives, and sour cream. It’s healthy, and it’s one of the food you can find in almost every Polish home.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 4-6 radishes
  • 1 bunch of chives(1/2 cups chopped)
  • 1heaped tablespoon of sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • salt, pepper

Instructions

  1. Place cottage cheese in a bowl.
  2. Chop finely the radishes and chives. Then add them to the cottage cheese. 5-Minute Gzik Recipe! Traditional Polish Farmer's Cheese Dip (6)
  3. Add sour cream or yogurt.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Mix everything together using the fork.
  6. Serve on bread or with boiled potatoes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 362mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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7 Responses

  1. Please provide at the top of the page, a link to jump directly to the recipes. It is so much more convinient, instead of having to scroll down to find it.
    Thanks.

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    1. I will consider that, thanks for the suggestion.

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  2. I’m confused. It says to use chives in the recipe, but those are green onions in the photo.

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    1. Either will work for this recipe.

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  3. I was wondering if this could be heated up? I made farmer cheese Pierogi and have some farmer cheese leftover. I thought that this recipe would be a better alternative than sour cream.

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    1. Yes, you can heat it up but without radish or chives.

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  4. My inlaws are from Poland and my mother in law uses what is called Farmers Cheese and its not Cottage cheese. It’s a bar of soft cheese and she uses it for pierogi. I will try this recipe using the real farmers cheese and not cottage cheese.

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