cottage cheese


Definition of cottage cheese 

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

called also Dutch cheese, pot cheese, smearcase

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Entertainment by Randy Renner begins at 11 a.m. Lunch features roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, and broccoli; alternate menu is chicken tortilla soup, cottage cheese and fruit on romaine. Linda Mcintosh,, "Bookmobiles put on parties at parks...," 19 Jan. 2018 Work some metabolism-boosting foods into your diet: apples, blueberries, cottage cheese, spinach, almonds and beans. Caroline Manzo, Woman's Day, "Caroline's Blog: How to Enjoy Special Events Without Gaining Weight," 23 Oct. 2014 The menu features cheeseburgers, potato salad, peas and carrots, and tropical fruit or a split pea soup, cottage cheese with fruit on romaine, wheat crackers and tropical fruit. Linda Mcintosh,, "Blue Star families honored," 13 July 2018 Dermatologist Sandra Lee, better known as Dr. Pimple Popper, is done keeping all the fun of popping cottage cheese–like cysts and miles-deep blackheads to herself. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Dr. Pimple Popper Launched a Pus-Shooting Board Game and Dear God, I'm Not OK," 11 July 2018 Choose heart-healthy protein sources like cottage cheese, yogurt, fatty fish, poultry, and whole eggs. Carly Graf, Outside Online, "The Foods You Should Be Eating at Every Age," 28 June 2018 This is somewhere between cottage cheese and farmer’s cheese in dryness. New York Times, "A Guide to Soft Fresh Cheeses: Cottage Cheese, Mascarpone and More," 26 June 2018 One of my favorites is combining 6 ounces of cottage cheese and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice as a substitute for sour cream. Houston Chronicle, "Can banana aging be foiled?," 26 June 2018 Milk Mantra also introduced products, such as flavored milks, probiotic yogurts and paneer, a kind of Indian cottage cheese. Bill Spindle, WSJ, "A Milk Startup Takes On 300 Million Cows," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of cottage cheese

1848, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cottage cheese

: a type of soft white cheese that has a mild flavor

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Kids Definition of cottage cheese

: a very soft white cheese made from soured skim milk

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