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cottage cheese

an extremely soft, or loose, white, mild-flavored cheese made from skim-milk curds, usually without rennet.
Origin of cottage cheese
1840-50, Americanism
Regional variation note
Farmer cheese and farmer's cheese are widely used throughout the U.S. as terms for a kind of cottage cheese. This same kind of cheese, with varying curd size and sourness, is also called sour-milk cheese in Eastern New England; curd or curd cheese, chiefly in the Northeastern and Southern U.S.; pot cheese, chiefly in the Hudson Valley; smearcase, chiefly in the North Midland U.S., and sometimes cream cheese in the Gulf States. Unabridged
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  • cottage cheese is a strong meat food, being the casein of the milk separated from the water.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Combine the cottage cheese and crumbs with the nut meats and seasonings.

    Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards
  • To compare Sanatogen to cottage cheese is the height of absurdity—​as it was probably intended to be.

  • They say it's made of cottage cheese, stirred smooth and tinted pink.

    Personality Plus Edna Ferber
  • This protein is vastly different from that found in cow's milk, which you recall has a tough curd, as seen in cottage cheese.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • Corn meal and cottage cheese, two of the least expensive foods we have, can be utilized in a wide variety of ways.

    Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards
  • cottage cheese and drained stewed or canned cherries—cream dressing—sweet.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • When Esmay returned she brought with her a bowl containing a small quantity of cottage cheese, hard and yellow with age.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
British Dictionary definitions for cottage cheese

cottage cheese

a mild loose soft white cheese made from skimmed milk curds
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