#13 – Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese facts:

  • Cottage cheese is made from curds that are drained but not pressed, leaving some of the whey and moisture.
  • The term ‘cottage cheese’ is believed to have originated because the cheese was generally made in cottages from milk left over, after making butter.
  • In the nursery rhyme that goes “Little Miss Muffet, Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey…,” She was eating cottage cheese.
  • President Richard M. Nixon ate his cottage cheese sprinkled with black pepper and/or ketchup.
  • Cottage cheese is low in fat and high in protein. It is a favorite food for athletes and bodybuilders. Cottage cheese is low in carbohydrates and full of healthy vitamins and minerals. A half cup serving contains about 120 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of carbohydrates, and 14 grams of protein.
  • It is a fresh cheese made from whole, part-skimmed or skimmed pasteurized cow’s milk.
  • Sweet curd cottage cheese (the most popular) has a mild, sometimes bland flavor because the curds are washed to remove most of the cheese’s natural acidity.
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