Sireki is made from cottage cheese with spices. They are eaten as an appetizer but can sometimes be served as a breakfast dish. It is easy to make with simple ingredients. Usually, they are shaped into cones and dried on the stone plate in a dry and warm place in the kitchen. The main ingredient in this recipe is cottage cheese which is a good source of protein

They are popular to serve them with dry fruits around Christmas. 


Sireki is shaped into cones from cottage cheese and spices, then dried on the stone plate in a warm and dry place in the kitchen.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Slovenia
Keyword: cottage cheese


  • 200 g cottage cheese
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red pepper powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder or caraway seed powder
  • 1 pinch of chilli powder


  • Transfer the cottage cheese into a bowl and use a large fork to smash it well. Then mix well with all the spices.
  • Knead everything well with your hands and form cone-shaped small balls.
  • Transfer them into a plate and let them dry in a warm place.
  • Serve with white wine.

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