Cottage cheese

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A bowl of cottage cheese

Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese curd product with a mild flavor. Curd size is the size of the chunks in the cottage cheese. The types of cottage cheese are made with rennet.When cottage cheese is produced, a "dressing" is added to the curd grains, This makes the production different from that of many other fresh cheeses. For the "dressing", cream, is used very often. This dressing is largely responsible for the taste.

Cottage cheese can be eaten in a variety of different ways: by itself, with fruit and sugar, with salt and pepper, with fruit puree, on toast, with tomatoes, with granola and cinnamon, in salads, as a chip dip, as a replacement for mayonnaise in tuna salad or used as an ingredient in recipes such as jello salad and many desserts.

The first known use of the term "cottage cheese" dates back to 1831.[1]

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  1. "Definition of cottage". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 2008-10-11.