cottage cheese


noun

an extremely soft, or loose, white, mild-flavored cheese made from skim-milk curds, usually without rennet.

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Origin of cottage cheese

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

regional variation note for cottage cheese

Farmer cheese and farmer's cheese are widely used throughout the U.S. as terms for a kind of cottage cheese. This same kind of cheese, with varying curd size and sourness, is also called sour-milk cheese in Eastern New England; curd or curd cheese, chiefly in the Northeastern and Southern U.S.; pot cheese, chiefly in the Hudson Valley; smearcase, chiefly in the North Midland U.S., and sometimes cream cheese in the Gulf States.
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Example sentences from the Web for cottage cheese

  • Cottage-cheese is the most nearly pure protein of anything that we eat.

    Food Guide for War Service at Home|Katharine Blunt, Frances L. Swain, and Florence Powdermaker
  • When he could not get buttermilk, he was contented with bonny-clabber and cottage-cheese.

    The Funny Philosophers|George Yellott

British Dictionary definitions for cottage cheese

cottage cheese

noun

a mild loose soft white cheese made from skimmed milk curds
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