Cheese Making

  • History of cottage cheese

The countries located in central Europe grab the credit for the advent of cottage cheese. The home stoves in the rural areas of these countries witnessed the birth of cottage cheese. 

The colonial Americans adopted the art of making this cheese variety and the United States started playing its role in the early years of the last century. Now a days, cottage cheese has become an internationally manufactured product, with a number of standardized forms of cottage cheese coming into existence. 

  • How does world recognize it

Cottage cheese shares an array of names in various parts of the world.  There are many forms of cottage cheese, the most popular being hoop cheese, farmer cheese, Queso Blanco cheese and pot cheese.  

In some countries it is also known as keso cheese.  All these extensions of cottage cheese are developed by pressing the cottage cheese. Also, it is classified into two major forms, which are high-acid cheese (small curd cheese) and low-acid cheese (large curd cheese).

  • Preparation of cottage cheese

Cottage cheese offers health benefits because of its nutritional value. It is estimated that 110 g of cottage cheese contain 120 calories, 20 mg cholesterol, low fat value of 5 g, low carbohydrates of 3 g and high protein contents of 14 g. So cottage cheese offers health benefits like:

  • Losing weight
  • Gaining of well-toned muscles and attractive body
  • Control over high cholesterol level
  • Usage in dishes like pies, dumplings, casseroles, salads, and various types of desserts.

Cottage cheese has maintained a high profile amongst cheese lovers, who are also conscious about their health and want to add the flavor of cheese to their foods. It is a great  way to wake up your taste buds and at the same time induce a rush of energy inside body, so that you can smile and say cheese for whole day long.

Making Homemade Cottage Cheese Making Recipe

  • One may prepare cottage cheese at home by following a simple procedure.  This is the easiest of all cheese to make.

  •  You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 gallon of skim milk  (You may add 1/2 cup of instant dry milk powder 
          to the milk if you wish.  This will make the cottage cheese richer.)

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 -3 Tablespoons heavy sweet cream

  • Salt to taste

  • Warm the milk to 86 degrees F.

  • Stir in the butter milk.

  • Keep the temperature at 86 degrees for 12 hours or overnight.

  • Cut the curd and then let set for 30 minutes.

  • Slowly begin to cook the curds, bringing the temperature 
                 up to 104 degrees F.

  • Drain the curds.

  • And the final step is to add cream and salt.  Now enjoy your 
                 cottage cheese!

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How to Make Homemade Cottage Cheese Recipe 
Amongst the different varieties of cheese invented in various parts of the world, cottage cheese is taken for granted to provide good health, along with adding tasteful flavor to your diet. Literally speaking, this cheese derived its name from the cottages and the home stove. 

This variety of cheese has finally made people fighting obesity and high cholesterol level capable of adding cheese to their diet. So if you are reading this for health reasons, this may be a cheese you can enjoy.