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Cottage Cheese (Australian)

Cottage Cheese (Australian)
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  • Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Australia

  • Family: Cottage

  • Type: fresh soft

  • Texture: crumbly, firm and grainy

  • Rind: rindless

  • Colour: white

  • Flavour: mild, sweet

  • Aroma: lactic, milky

  • Vegetarian: yes

Cottage Cheese, sometimes known as Baker’s Cheese, is of European origin but is a popular ingredient in Australian cuisine. A type of fresh, unripened cheese, it is mostly made from cow’s milk. Sweet and mild in flavour, Cottage cheese with its high moisture content is a mass of soft, lumpy pea-sized curds.  Since it is high in protein and low on fat, it is considered a healthy cheese by many. This soft, white cheese with a firm and grainy consistency is sold in markets as a paste or block.

Cottage cheese tastes great with sweet, savory dishes such as lasagna and cheesecake. The cheese should be used preferably within a week of purchase due to its short shelf life.

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