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cottage cheese

noun
an extremely soft, or loose, white, mild-flavored cheese made from skim-milk curds, usually without rennet.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism


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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cottage cheese
 
n
a mild loose soft white cheese made from skimmed milk curds

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