cottage cheese


: a bland soft white cheese made from the curds of skim milk

called also Dutch cheese, pot cheese, smearcase

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sunnydale is thrown into chaos, and its protector suddenly has cottage cheese for brains. Vulture, 31 Oct. 2022 Other good options include chicken, fish, cottage cheese, and Greek yogurt. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 Every morning on the breakfast table, guests would find cottage cheese, sour cream, strawberries, blueberries and bananas, along with freshly baked rolls, bagels, cream cheese and lox, plus juices, coffee and coffee cake. John Kelly, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2022 The menu is a playful balance of old school ice cream parlor flavors and throwback options like sundaes, malts, ice cream sodas, and diner fare like tuna melts, jello and even a diet plate of sliced turkey, fruit and cottage cheese. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 31 May 2022 What starts out with the usual paltry suspects—flour, eggs, seasonings—gets an upgrade with an unexpected scoop of cottage cheese. Shilpa Uskokovic, Bon Appétit, 10 Feb. 2023 And that's actually not all that much—1 scoop of whey protein, 1 cup of cottage cheese, or 3 ounces of chicken breast. Paul Kita, Men's Health, 15 Nov. 2022 Chickpeas, beef, salmon, tuna, chicken breast, fortified cereals, turkey, potatoes, and cottage cheese. Erica Sweeney, Men's Health, 20 Jan. 2023 Pair it with nuts, cottage cheese or Greek yogurt for an even more satisfying snack. Good Housekeeping, 6 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cottage cheese was in 1831

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“Cottage cheese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

cottage cheese

: a very soft cheese made from soured skim milk

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