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Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese curd product with a mild flavor. In the past, it was known as "curds and whey."
Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese curd product with a mild flavor. In the past, it was known as "curds and whey." It is not aged. It is made by draining the cheese, as opposed to pressing it - retaining some of the whey, keeping the curds loose. An important step in the manufacturing process distinguishing cottage cheese from other fresh cheeses is the adding of a "dressing" to the curd grains, usually cream, which is largely responsible for the taste of the product.
Cottage cheese is low in food energy compared to other types of cheese, making it popular among dieters and some health devotees. It can be used in a wide variety of foods such as yogurt, fruit, toast, granola, in salads, as a dip, and as a replacement for mayonnaise.
Or for that matter, is the UK? Here are extracts from an article in the Independent newspaper:
The goal, according to industry analysts, is to “uncottage” cottage cheese – or, as one dairy executive put it, “Chobani it”...
1/2 C orange juice
1/2 C low fat cottage cheese
1 frozen banana
1 C frozen strawberries (any fruit will do)
Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Add more juice or water to get desired consistency. Experiment with different fruits! Raspberries...
As requested by @Cookie:
This delicate fresh cheese is usually made with skimmed milk but can be made with any milk. This recipe produces firm, separate pieces of curd that can be bound together with a little yoghurt to enhance the texture. The cheese is left to mature overnight, which allows...