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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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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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Encyclopedia Article for cottage-cheese

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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