Cheese, cottage, creamed, with fruit

Fun Facts

  1. Cottage cheese got its name because it used to be made at home in the cottages of Western Europe and colonial America.
  2. It takes 100 lbs of milk to make 15 pounds of cottage cheese
  3. Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese made of strained and seasoned curds of skim milk.
  4. Cottage cheese is also known as pot cheese, farm cheese or farmer’s cheese
  5. Cottage cheese is an uncured cheese (one that has not been aged)
  6. Cottage cheese is often eaten with fruits, vegetables, or in salads
  7. Cottage cheese comes in three forms; small-curd, medium-curd and large-curd
  8. A cup of full-fat, small-curd cottage cheese contains 220 calories — 11 percent of the daily intake in a standard 2,000-calorie diet — and low-fat cottage cheese, made with 2 percent milk, contains 194 calories per cup.
  9. Full-fat cottage cheese provides 187 milligrams of calcium per serving, while low-fat cottage cheese contains 206 milligrams — 19 percent and 21 percent of the recommended daily intake, respectively.

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