Low-Fat Cottage Cheese


Low-fat cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein and calcium with less fat than regular cottage cheese. Beware that low-fat cottage cheese often has added sugar or salt to add flavor that the fat would otherwise provide. Low-fat cottage cheese is made by curdling low-fat milk with enzymes, such as rennet, lemon juice or vinegar, breaking the milk into solids (curds) and whey (liquid). The whey is drained, though some will remain, and the result is cottage cheese.


Other names: dutch cheese, queso blanco, pot cheese, farmer cheese
Translations: Low-Fat biezpienu, Mažas riebalų kiekis Kotedžas Sūris, Scăzut de grăsimi Branza de vaci, Low-Fat sir, O niskiej zawartości tłuszczu serem, Low-fat Cottage Cheese, कम वसा पनीर, Queijo cottage baixo teor de gordura, С низким содержанием жира творогом, Τυρί με χαμηλά λιπαρά Cottage, منخفض الدهون المنزلية الجبن, 저지방 코티지 치즈, Low-Fat tvarohem, Low Fat Cottage Cheese, 低脂奶酪, Cottage baix en greix Formatge, Low-Fat skute, Low-Fat tvarohom, Cottage formaggio magro, קוטג 'דל שומן גבינה, Låg fetthalt Cottage Cheese, Ниске масноће сир, 低脂肪コテージチーズ, Fromage cottage faible en gras, Cottage bajo en grasa Queso, З низьким вмістом жиру сиром, Low-Fat raejuustoa, Ниско съдържание на мазнини извара

Physical Description

Comes in different sizes like small or large curd. White, chunky, milk.

Colors: White

Tasting Notes

Flavors: Mild cheese flavor
Mouthfeel: Chunky, Soft
Food complements: Fruit, Desserts, Jello, Chives, Pineapple, Lasagna
Wine complements: Sparkling white wine
Beverage complements: Any beverage would taste fine with cottage cheese
Substitutes: Ricotta cheese, Quark

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Choose a container that has not expired.
Buying: Can be bought at any grocery store.
Procuring: Cottage cheese can be easily made at home with simple household kitchen equiptment.

Preparation and Use

Does not require any rinsing. Eat straight from the package or use it in a recipe like lasagna or jello salad.

Cleaning: Does not require any cleaning.

Conserving and Storing

Keep refrigerated at all times.


Cottage cheese is thought to be the first cheese made in America. Farmers in Europe made fresh farm-style cheeses with soured milk, after separating the curds from the whey. Immigrants to America brought the tradition of fresh cheesemaking with them and by the mid-1800s the term cottage cheese entered the American vocabulary.

History: The term "cottage cheese" was first used in 1848. It was made using the left over milk from butter.



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