Cottage Cheese

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Cottage cheese is available in large- and small-curd varieties, with various levels of fat content that may range from 1 to 5 grams per cup.

Varieties include creamed cottage cheese, 2% and 1% cottage cheeses, and dry-curd cottage cheese. All varieties are available lightly salted, unsalted, and lactose-free. Farmer’s cheese is cottage cheese that has been pressed into a block, and in contrast to cottage cheese it may sometimes be aged.

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