How To Make Cheese Blintzes

Cheese Blintzes

Cheese Blintzes

Farmer’s cheese makes the best blintzes and they can be served with any fresh fruit or applesauce. My dad used to serve them for dessert sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Note: it helps to divide your filling into 12 mounds before rolling. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes: 12

Cheese Blintzes


  • 1/2 pound farmer’s cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Make twelve crepes (per my recipe) and set aside.
  2. Combine cheeses, sugar, & vanilla in a bowl.
  3. Place cheese filling on one end of crepe and roll up, folding sides in so filling can’t escape and flattening slightly for easier browning.
  4. Preheat a pan over medium heat, rub with a stick of butter and add blintzes, cooking about 5 minutes per side until lightly browned.

Notes: For my Crepes recipe click here.

14 Comments on "Cheese Blintzes"

  1. Linda

    I have seen this before AND I have made BLINTZES many times. Question; You say Crepes and then I read Blintzes?? I believe that one is a bit thinner then the other??

    • Jenny Can Cook

      A crepe is a thin pancake. A blintz is a thin pancake filled with cheese.

  2. Nancy

    What are the ingredients for your mexican wedding cookies?

  3. Sharon

    Can these be frozen?


  4. Joyce

    Hi Jennie
    Maybe I am amiss of something but in the blintz recipe ,I do not see how to make the pancake itself?

  5. Angeline

    Hi Jenny,
    I love your recipes. They are fabulous.
    Can I replace Farmer’s cheese with other types of cheese such as Parmesan or mozzarella? It’s not easy to find farmer’s cheese in my country ..Malaysia.


    • Jenny

      Parmesan or mozzarella would not work. It needs to be a white, creamy, spreadable cheese. The closest cheese would be cottage cheese or possibly ricotta cheese. I would drain the cottage cheese over a fine mesh for at least 15 minutes but you could even drain it overnight in the refrigerator. Even ricotta should have any extra liquid drained away. It would be good if you can add some cream cheese to either the cottage or ricotta after draining and better still if you can put it all in a food processor to make it smooth. I would use a mixture of about 80% cottage or ricotta and 20% cream cheese.

  6. joanna

    ok i know this will sound dumb but what is farmer’s cheese

    • Jenny

      That’s a good question because it’s not a very common cheese. Farmer’s cheese is like a very dry cottage cheese and the texture is more crumbly than creamy. It makes the best blintzes but it’s not always easy to find. You may have to ask for it at your grocer (my store usually has 2 or 3 packages) but they usually have it at Whole Foods.

  7. nick

    Do you have the nutritional value for these?

    • Jenny

      No I don’t – I’m just a home cook who cooks based on healthy ingredients. I know that farmer’s cheese is a low fat cheese.

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