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Best cottage cheese? I vote for Friendship (no salt added)

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Best cottage cheese? I vote for Friendship (no salt added)

rworange | Oct 17, 2006 06:30 PM

My tastes in cottage cheese are more toward the mild and non-tangy. Safeway started carrying two types of Friendship cottage cheese - whipped and no salt added. These were pricey as I remember the price was over $3 and maybe close to $4. So after gagging a bit over the cost, I bought both.

I was disappointed in the whipped and didn't feel it was worth the price. It didn't seem very whipped, just a small curd cottage cheese and the taste was good but not so much better than Knudson that I'd pay the premium.

So I open the no salt added and it looks pretty much like the whipped with a small curd ... but the taste is wonderful. It made me think of unsalted butter, that sweet, clean, fresh taste. It is also a dense yogurt that didn't leak whey or whatever after being open for a few days. So worth the money.

It actually did what I hoped the whipped would do - it was a nice topping on a toasted bagel.

Long ago when I lived in Cambridge, Mass there was a place that sold cottage cheese from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania. It was so good that I still remember it and Freindhip no-salt had a taste that reminded me of that.

If you like tangy, Nancy's organic is the tangiest I've tried, there is actually a layer of what looks like sour cream on top that needs to be mixed into it.

On the local scene, I like Cowgirl Creamery which has a slight tang.

My default supermarket, everyday cottage cheese is Knudson. It just tastes better to me. I don't know why.

If you feel the best is home-made, here's a link on home cooking to share that info.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

Friendship website:
http://www.friendshipdairies.com/prod...

Nancy's website:
http://www.nancysyogurt.com/nancys_pr...

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