Learn about Paneer
Learn about Paneer

Frequently asked questions

1/4 Can I freeze Apetina Paneer?

If you’ve managed to resist eating all your Apetina® Paneer in one sitting, you might want to squirrel the rest away for your next cooking adventure. The good news is that paneer is easy to freeze. If you’re freezing a whole block, wrap it in clingfilm and then tin foil, to prevent freezer burn. For cubes, pop them on a baking tray and freeze for three to four hours, before sealing them in a ziplock bag and putting them back into the freezer. Frozen paneer is good for around six months. To defrost, place your frozen paneer in the fridge 24 hours before cooking it. Simple

2/4 Will paneer melt?

Cooking with cheeses can be daunting, but paneer can be fried, barbequed, grilled, and roasted, resulting in a texture that's crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. A neat little trick is to squeeze any excess moisture out of the cheese before using it, which helps it keep its form and allows you to create a delicious crust, without sacrificing those little cubes of joy. Paneer has long been used to add bursts of creaminess to hot and spicy dishes. Add it towards the end of the cooking process so it takes on just the right amount of flavour.

3/4 What are the most popular paneer dishes?

Originating in India, paneer has a long-standing relationship with spices, so you’ll most commonly find it in Indian dishes, such as Matar Paneer, Palak Paneer or our Apetina® Paneer and Spinach Curry. Comforting and packed with that savoury tang, it only takes half an hour, from start to finish. However, because it lends itself to a variety of cooking methods, it has found its way into a variety of cuisines. Paneer is just as at home in an enchilada as it is in a curry. Try our recipe for Apetina® Paneer fajitas with all the big, bold flavours of one of Mexico’s most iconic dishes. For something lighter and fresher, check out our Apetina® Paneer stir-fry and add an extra dimension of flavour and texture to this quick and simple dish. For further inspiration, check out our recipe pages.

4/4 What is paneer made of?

What makes this squeaky, easy-to-use cheese so special? At its simplest, paneer is simply milk that’s been curdled, by the addition of citric acid. Unlike other cheeses, it’s unsalted, allowing you to use it as a blank canvas on which to build your favourite flavour profiles. The key to Apetina® Paneer is its simplicity. We use milk and citric acid, combined with milk proteins to help it retain its shape and make it easy to pair with veggies in almost endless combinations.




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