Cottage cheese....

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    Jun 04, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    OK so we all know cottage cheese is good for you, it's a good source of protein, etc etc

    Now it tastes a lil different in different countries. In western Europe it's a little more watery and fresh while in the Caucasus it's drier and sweeter.

    Now I bought my first container of cottage cheese in Canada, and the stuff is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!

    Do people actually eat it? The structure is gross, some blobs floating in a watery goo, and it has some kind of taste that makes me nauseous. It's so disgusting that I had to throw the container away, it almost made me puke.

    Did I accidentally buy a container with off product? Why is it SO different from 'normal' cottage cheese? The best before date was OK.
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    Jun 04, 2010 5:44 PM GMT
    As you write, it does vary a lot. One has to try the different brands or ask around. Percentage of fat also makes a difference but in my experience I've had excellent flavorful and creamy 0% fat cottage cheese. When it's good, it's really good. Price isn't necessarily a factor, though I assume the better tasting ones are more expensive than the cheapest. (I've had some of the more expensive ones and didn't like them. When I didn't like them I froze them until I had occasion to cook with it, in lasagna for example.)
  • Daniepwils

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    Jun 04, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    It isn't necessarily by country as it is by brand. I cannot stand HEB brand cottage cheese. But the Randall's (Safeway) Lucerne brand is really good, I can eat it plain. The price is not bad either, too bad everything else in the store is overpriced.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 04, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    Did you try eating it straight? I tend to like to mix mine in with fruit, or if it is before a race, whole wheat pasta.

    /Don't knock it till you've tried it.
  • Abc123456

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    Jun 04, 2010 10:17 PM GMT
    mix it with yogurt.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Jun 04, 2010 10:20 PM GMT
    i love it with strawberries
  • 2theTEE

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    Jun 04, 2010 10:27 PM GMT
    Add jello (about a 1/2 cup) and plenty of fruit and you'll forget that you're eating cottage cheese. The size of the curds will probaby make a difference too, as far as texture is concerned.

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    Jun 04, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    most food in the USA is of really bad quality and is disusting, I assume that this is the case for Canada too, U will never get the quality of food that we have in Europe, however, the choice of food in the USA and Canada is amazing, its very much quantity over quality.
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    Jun 04, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    Meh, get used to it, I did... Every time I think it can't get worse, I'm proven wrong icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 04, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    divvy1985 saidmost food in the USA is of really bad quality and is disusting, I assume that this is the case for Canada too, U will never get the quality of food that we have in Europe, [...]


    ?! (translation = WTF ! )
  • seven_deadly_...

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    Jun 04, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    I can eat almost anything, but there are certain brands of cottage cheese which make me gag.

    My favorite is Knudsen lowfat cottage cheese, which actually tastes good (at least to me).
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    Jun 04, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    I never had a bad experience with cottage cheese bought in the United States

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  • calibro

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    Jun 04, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    divvy1985 saidmost food in the USA is of really bad quality and is disusting, I assume that this is the case for Canada too, U will never get the quality of food that we have in Europe, however, the choice of food in the USA and Canada is amazing, its very much quantity over quality.


    i think you being from london makes you have the ground to stand on in terms of complaining about food taste...

    to the OP, you might want to try different brands and possibly and organic one if you can find it. personally, i mix my cottage cheese with currants, walnuts, oats, honey, and fruit.
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    Jun 05, 2010 12:01 AM GMT
    My mom once told me she had a yeast infection and it was like cottage cheese down there. I'm sure that isn't too fatty
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    Jun 05, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    it's used a lot in indian cooking as 'paneer' which is pressed cottage cheese , its also a lot drier than the canadian stuff look it up and there's several variations of it i've made a few batches of them with spinach and i like it so far! be warned there are also unhealthy variations around lol
  • Abc123456

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    Jun 05, 2010 8:42 AM GMT
    divvy1985 saidmost food in the USA is of really bad quality and is disusting, I assume that this is the case for Canada too, U will never get the quality of food that we have in Europe, however, the choice of food in the USA and Canada is amazing, its very much quantity over quality.


    That's a fancy pistole you have there... the air must be thin when you're so high up though?
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    Jun 05, 2010 9:24 AM GMT
    . . . sorry, I thought the thread was about Debbie Reynolds' thighs . . .
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    Jun 05, 2010 3:28 PM GMT
    if you're in Canada, try the "Western" brand. It's made in Ontario and has only 6% daily sodium intake contrary to the other commercial ones with over 20% .
    It is also firmer, and dry.

    Liberty makes one called "Fresh cheese" which is basically cottage and is also lower in sodium and tastes a bit better than the ordinary cottage. But it's kind of ordinary.

    I'm not a big fan i prefer yogurt. If you buy Liberty Greek Style plain you'll get 20 grams of over 175 gr portion and its vanilla flavor on 18gr .


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    Jun 05, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    Dairyland or Western tend to be "firmer", for some reason the larger containers have less liquid. 750ml. As stated before, you can get pressed cottage cheese and Western puts out "dry cottage cheese", it comes in a plastic bag, not container and is in the dairy case like the other types.

    I mix canned mandarins in with mine and sometimes walnuts.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 05, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    I eat cottage cheese with tomatoes and pepper practically every day.
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    Jun 05, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    I LOVE Cottage Cheese, now that is.

    Use to have issues with its texture, but now we're friends!

    I was shown by an Ex to mix it with Peanut Butter & some preserves. I'll also mix it with some Tapatio Hot Sauce and use it as a dip for some Pita Chips or wrapped in a Whole Wheat Tortilla.

    SO good!
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    Jun 05, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    Yeah, I actually like HEB brand cottage cheese.

    I eat it with blackberries, wheat bread, raw vegetables, anything. I love cottage cheese.
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    Jun 06, 2010 5:52 AM GMT
    I was dubious when I opened this post because of the title. Now I'm relieved.
  • Jerebear

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    Jun 06, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    I find cottage cheese disgusting for the same reasons you described. I've only ever eaten here in Canada, so maybe that's how it is here. Recently I've been going to Indian grocery stores and buying paneer which is the same thing. Roll it in spices and bake it, awesome. Look up paneer tikka, I've been eating it 1.5 to 2 hours before a workout, gives me great energy!
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    Jun 06, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    Cottage Cheese is absolutely disgusting. The taste, texture, everything about it.