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cottage cheese

noun
1.
an extremely soft, or loose, white, mild-flavored cheese made from skim-milk curds, usually without rennet.
Origin
1840-1850
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.
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Examples from the web for cottage cheese
  • cottage cheese subs for sour cream, making the dip high in protein and low in fat.
  • It would probably be similar to tasting pickle juice and cottage cheese.
  • Add the cottage cheese to the salad and toss, or serve with the cottage cheese spooned on top.
  • But my father loved them, especially with cottage cheese.
  • She used sieved cottage cheese and a little curd cheese.
  • Add cottage cheese, sour cream or yogurt and you make the pancake rich and filling.
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  • You'll need an empty coffee can, cottage cheese container, or an old clay pot.
British Dictionary definitions for cottage cheese

cottage cheese

noun
1.
a mild loose soft white cheese made from skimmed milk curds
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Contemporary definitions for cottage cheese
noun

See curds and whey

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Encyclopedia Article for cottage cheese

fresh, soft, unripened cheese consisting of curds of varying sizes, usually mixed with some whey or cream. It is white and mild but faintly sour in taste. In commercial cheese making, the curds are derived from pasteurized skim milk or reconstituted, low-fat milk products. The whey is drained-but not pressed-from the curds, thus leaving a certain amount of liquid. In this form, cottage cheese has a low-fat content and is a popular food in low-fat diets. If cream is added and the product contains four percent or more fat, it is sold as creamed cottage cheese.

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