The healthy cheese

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Would you believe that in France, alone, there are over 400 varieties of cheese that can be found? However, if the word’cheese’ is mentioned and someone would ask what types of cheese he would be able to name, for sure, cottage cheese will be one of them.

Cottage cheese derived its name from’cottages’ in which the cheeses are made, literally. It’s prepared atop stoves homes found in the rural areas. Individuals who originally manufactured the’real thing’ let nature take its course by leaving the milk to coagulate and turn sour.

Cottage cheese is a product of cheese curd but unlike many cheese, which is dried and contains colour, this type of cheese retains its whey content because it is just emptied, not pressed dry. The cottage cheese, unlike its relatives, doesn’t undergo aging (maturation process) and it’s also washed to give it its distinct flavor –sweet and mildly flavored.

When cottage cheese is hard pressed, the end products are farmer cheese, hoop cheese, pot cheese or Queso blanco (blanco meaning ‘white’). In Sweden, cottage cheese is commonly called’Keso’.

A naturally manufactured cottage cheese is made of fresh milk, rennet and mesophilic starter culture (this might help expand’good bacteria’ that is needed in providing the cheese its own flavor and aids in coagulation). It is very rare to find natural cottage cheese nowadays. Commercialization of this product has made it easier to create at a shorter period of time.

This normally alters the original taste of the cheese. So if one were used to the commercial cottage cheeses that flood the supermarkets, then they would be astonished to learn that these cheeses have deviated from the original’tanginess’ of the organic cheese.

If one is curious in tasting the genuine cottage cheese, the closest one can get to the taste is the manufactured cottage cheese, which is low in fat, cultured and named Nancy’s. The Springfield Creamery over at Eugene, Ore, prepares this.

What nourishment can one get from eating cottage cheese? Again, compared to all other cheeses, this sort of cheese has low fat (5 grams where 3 grams are saturated fat), low carbohydrates (3 grams) and high in protein content (14 g ).

If you’re aiming for a sculpted body that’s full of muscles and well toned, then cottage cheese diet is the ideal diet for you. Most folks overlook the very low carbohydrate content of this cheese.

This cheese also has sodium (500 mg ), 120 calories and 20 milligrams of cholesterol. These values are calculated against a 113-gram serving.

1. President Nixon loved to eat it with catsup or black pepper (or both).

2. To make 15 pounds of cottage cheese, one ought to utilize 100 pounds of milk.

If a person is tired with eating cottage cheese , there are several ways that it can be served. One good way is to follow President Nixon’s recipe, which is to put a dash of pepper before plopping it in your mouth. Cottage cheese can be eaten like a’tapioca pudding’ (simply add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla taste and a packet of artificial sweetener for each 1/2 cup of cottage cheese).

Cottage cheese is best eaten with fruits like blueberry, strawberry, peaches, banana or pineapple.


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