Farmer cheese is pressed cheese curd, and is often
used in poutine. It's not
the most common form of cheese, but if you really want
some Canadian disco fries you can easily make farmer
cheese at home.
First, get some cottage cheese and some cheesecloth.
Make a "handkerchief" of cheesecloth, 4 layers
thick, and spoon the cottage cheese onto it. Gather
up the corners to make a little bundle and squeeze it
so moisture drips out. Squeeze until the cheese threatens
to come through the mesh. Then put a paper towel or
some other absorbent thing (like a small towel) around
the bundle, put a plate on top, and put a weight on
top of that to press more moisture out. (I used a large,
empty cooking pot.) Let this sit for about an hour.
When you unwrap it, there should be no liquid left,
and the curds will crumble apart easily.