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Kitchen Dictionary: cottage cheese

A fresh cheese made from whole, part-skimmed or skimmed pasteurized cow's milk. Sweet curd cottage cheese (the most popular) has a mild, sometimes bland flavor because the curds are washed to remove most of the cheese's natural acidity. The texture is usually quite moist. If the curds are allowed to drain longer, pot cheese is formed; longer yet and firm farmer's cheese is created. Cottage cheese comes in three varieties: small-curd, medium-curd and large-curd, sometimes called popcorn cottage cheese. Creamed cottage cheese has more cream added. Cottage cheese is available plain and flavored, the most popular additives being chives or pineapple.


Season: available year-round

How to store: Keep in the coldest part of the refrigerator up to 10 days past the stamped sell by date.

More Cottage Cheese Recipes
Popular Cottage Cheese Recipes
Orange Cottage Cheese Salad
Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Homemade Cottage Cheese

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup, large curd (not packed)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 205
Calories from Fat 81 (39%)
Total Fat 9.0g 13%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 35mg 11%
Sodium 764mg 31%
Potassium 218mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 7.1g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 23.4g 46%

How is this calculated?