In Defense Of Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is so much better than it has any right to be.

1. Cottage cheese gets a bad rap, probably because it’s considered a diet food.

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3. People really swear by it.

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4. It’s probably true that anything recommended by Elizabeth Taylor is either something to emulate or carefully avoid.

As one blogger discovered.

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5. Commercials like this one don’t help much.

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6. “Knudsen cottage cheese is high in protein, yet still low in fat.”

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7. “Which brings new meaning to the term ‘cottage cheese thighs’.”

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8. Some feel so negatively about cottage cheese that they have to use caps lock to express their emotions about it.

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9. On some level, you can’t blame them: It’s a weird food.

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10. But you can actually use it in a lot of things.

Like these cookies.

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11. In bread.

Recipe here.

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12. Or just ON bread.

Recipe here.

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13. You can even make your own, if you’re into that sort of thing.

There are lots of recipes to try; this one is for large curd cottage cheese.

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14. It’s most famous for pairing well with fruit.

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16. (Though there are people out there who find this even more repulsive than regular cottage cheese.)

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17. Some people even go so far as to add ketchup to it.

(Admission: This is delicious. Please don’t internet attack me.)

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18. In fact, there are people who stockpile cottage cheese.

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19. Even though it’s a little bland looking…

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20. And yeah, the texture is sort of bizarre…

That’s half the fun.

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21. There are so many brands and types to choose from!

Depending on the level of saltiness you enjoy.

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22. Cottage cheese is so classic it is even referenced in a nursery rhyme.

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23. It’s been pleasing people for generations.

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25. Bottom line: If it’s good enough for a baby, it’s good enough for you.

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26. Loving it.

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27. So pleased.

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28. Wants to become one with the container.

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