Balmos – or cheese polenta is a rich, smooth cheesy dish, absolutely delicious. Yogurt makes it a little tart tasting, a perfect side dish along a fresh salad, meat, sauteed mushrooms or various meat sauce.

This is one of my daughter’s  favorite dishes for dinner. If you like cornmeal recipes you should definitely give this cheese polenta a try.

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Balmos - a sort of Cheese Polenta

Balmos - a sort of Cheese Polenta

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Balmos - or cheese polenta, a rich, cheesy dish, absolutely delicious. Yogurt makes it a little tart tasting, a perfect side dish along a fresh salad or meat.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • 400 g plain yogurt
  • 400 ml milk
  • 200 g sour cream
  • 3 eggs , beaten
  • 1/4 cup cold pressed sun flower oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 g cheese , grated
  • 1 ¼ cup cornmeal


  • In a medium heavy pot combine yogurt with milk and sour cream. Stir in eggs, oil and cheese and bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce heat and add cornmeal slowly, stirring continuously. Add salt and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly. It is done when it pulls away from the sides of the pot. 
  • Serve hot  with a fresh salad or with some of you favorite sauces or as a side dish along meat.


Serving: 1gCalories: 648kcalCarbohydrates: 48.4gProtein: 24.8gFat: 40.2gSaturated Fat: 16.9gCholesterol: 202mgSugar: 12.7g
Calories: 648kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: balmos, cheese, cheese polenta, corn meal, polenta, yogurt

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  1. YUM!! I love any kind of polenta. This looks so good I need to make ASAP!

  2. Colleen Author says:

    What kind of cheese did you use for this? Looks delicious!

  3. Rosa Author says:

    I love this polenta dish! I’m bookmarking it to try with Gruyere or Gouda cheese. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mireille Author says:

    my first time discovering your blog. You have such a great selection of unique recipe

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