View Full Version : what does cottage cheese taste like

10-05-2004, 08:47 PM
i was jus wondering what cc tasted like .
is it good or atleast decent because it looks awful

10-05-2004, 09:07 PM
Chances are you won't like it the first time you try it, at least that's the case for most people. It grows on you pretty quickly though.

10-05-2004, 09:18 PM

10-05-2004, 09:37 PM

Who are you? Ted Danson?

10-05-2004, 10:45 PM

10-05-2004, 10:48 PM
Best advice for cottage cheese it to either rinse it when you first start eating it or adding some fruit. My first tub of cottage cheese I attempted a tuna cottage cheese mix and got sick.

10-05-2004, 11:01 PM
Best advice for cottage cheese it to either rinse it when you first start eating it or adding some fruit. My first tub of cottage cheese I attempted a tuna cottage cheese mix and got sick.


What were you smoking that day? Good lord thats horrible to mix the first time you ever try Cottage Cheese..

It's relatively cheap, just go buy a small tub and taste it.

10-05-2004, 11:05 PM
I was thinking ok tuna w/o water drained plus cottage cheese plus some lemon pepper seasoning might not be too bad, god it was bad.

10-05-2004, 11:46 PM
Why rinse it ?

10-05-2004, 11:56 PM
I assume because of all the sodium...I do it with tuna, but I've never heard of anyone doing it with cottage cheese. Then again, everyone I know eats either no salt added or dry curd cottage cheese.

10-06-2004, 01:44 AM
I love cottage cheese. Try it with tomatoes and EV olive oil. I also eat it with couscous, barley, spelt, corn and veggies in general. Mabe here is different, but I love that stuff :drooling:

10-06-2004, 06:38 AM
I love cottage cheese too, though I think the low fat version is better than the fat free. I like it mixed with a little Fiber One.

10-06-2004, 06:42 AM
It has a dull creamy flavor that blends with both sweet and savory additions. There is a thread called Cottage Cheese Concoctions in the Recipes forum that has a lot of good ideas.

10-06-2004, 07:32 AM
My sister eats cottage cheese w/ pineapples. She loves it. I've never thought it was that good though. I can eat it, but it's not that good to me.

10-06-2004, 08:14 AM
I would describe it as tasting somewhat like mozzerella cheese.

10-06-2004, 10:09 AM
Like plain yogurt but chunky and milder.

Canadian Crippler
10-06-2004, 12:25 PM
Why don't you just try it?

Vapour Trails
10-06-2004, 01:34 PM
Cottage cheese on its own is awful. It looks like cat puke and tastes worse. However, in a recipe it can be good.

10-06-2004, 01:57 PM
It tastes like watered down milk and has the consistency of thickened vomit.

C Man
10-06-2004, 03:38 PM
To eat it by itself it's pretty bland and boring. I used to mix in a little strawberry protein powder and then dump in quite a few seedless grapes. As long as you get a grape in each spoonful it tastes quite good.

10-06-2004, 03:50 PM
Cottage cheese by itself is boring but mix it with strawberry yogurt and it is good.

10-06-2004, 04:23 PM
Dry curd is the type to get.

10-06-2004, 06:50 PM
Dry curd is the type to get.

better macronutrient breakdown, but doesn't taste as good

10-06-2004, 11:55 PM
Ive had a hard time finding dry curd cottage cheese locally ... still looking. Meanwhile I eat cultured CC. I can eat it plain out of the cannister.

10-07-2004, 12:06 AM
Why don't you just try it?

Well that would be the easiest way to find out :D

10-08-2004, 11:40 AM
I used to eat half a tub a day. I can't get near it now.

10-08-2004, 06:35 PM
Hey I found out why its a good idea to rinse the cheese (by user obsoletemodel). Its to both remove sodium and the 'dressing' which contains most of the carbs n sugars and many calories.
I got this reply from Nancy's regarding their cottage cheese:
"I can only estimate the lactose content of our cottage cheese. Most of the lactose from the milk that makes the curd is drained away in the whey. The dressing added to the curd contains most of the milk sugars in the final product. The carbohydrates listed on the label are all from milk sugars which is mostly lactose. One cup serving has 3 grams of sugars. My best estimate is that a serving has less than 3 grams of lactose. Thank you for your interest."

I take cottage chesse for its casein (slow acting protein). So I eat some late at night before bed. I am gonna order some casein powder soon, but I'll still be taking the cottage chesse.

10-08-2004, 06:57 PM
I like the flavor; don't understand all the negative comments about it. Anyway, I switch things up. For about 2 weeks I'll have it plain, and then the next 2 I'll have it mixed with grape jam.

Den Fisher
10-08-2004, 10:29 PM
I cycle with CottageCheese.. I eat it then I get sick and tired of it.. then a month later, I'll buy some and eat it up.

10-09-2004, 08:13 AM
This is like describing the color green to a blind person.....just buy a tiny container of it and eat some.

10-09-2004, 10:17 AM
It tastes awful. But it's a good source of protein. I know very few people who like eating it by itself. I suggest you eat it with fruit or mix it up in a salad or something.

10-11-2004, 09:50 AM
You can mix CC with jelly or jam but still maintain a low sugar intake?

10-11-2004, 09:54 AM

10-15-2004, 12:18 AM
Ive been taking cottage cheese almost nightly for the last week since this thread started. It really is a healthy food and a good source of slow-acting protein so I take it before bed. Id rather spend my money on CC than Casein powder.
Thanks to one of the posts here and a reply I got from a manufacturer, I now rinse the cheese and store it back in the container. This yields something nutritionally close to dry curd cottage cheese and is much lower in carbs and milk sugars and sodium than the original CC.
As for the taste, live with it! Or add Splenda or fresh fruit. I find I can eat it right out of the container without adding anything.

I found this web page for some really nice recipes. Hope some of you guys find it useful.

10-15-2004, 08:40 AM
okay i finally tried it and i threw up it was nasty but hey ill finish the tub

10-17-2004, 09:33 AM
Cottage Cheese with splenda on it...now thats heaven! (or fruit)

10-17-2004, 09:39 AM
if its nasty chuck it out =\

no regrets
10-17-2004, 04:18 PM
would it be alright if I had some cottage cheese before bed with a whey protein shake? Would the casein protein in the cottage cheese slow down the absorption of the whey protein also?

10-17-2004, 04:30 PM
eat pb and whey taste better and slower absorbin

10-17-2004, 05:26 PM
maybe he likes cottage cheese... just cuz you dont... you dont have to assume everyone else hates it, thats fine no regrets.. heck you can mix in some whey with your cottage cheese

whey + pb + cottage cheese= yummy :)

no regrets
10-17-2004, 10:46 PM
thanks for the replies.
ryuage, I have been mixing strawberries in with my vanilla optimum becuase I am not crazy how it tastes normally. You recommend mixing in a small amount of cottage cheese as well?

10-17-2004, 11:15 PM
whey + pb + cottage cheese= yummy :)


10-17-2004, 11:41 PM
Is it alright to eat Cottage cheese with flax oil after working out?

10-18-2004, 10:30 AM
No, that's illegal.

Personally I think it's a travesty that one of the most nutritious and useful foods is one of the most disgusting. Why can't pizzas and bacon butties be made nearly all of protein?

Mr. ?
10-19-2004, 05:19 PM
I am one of the few who acutally like the taste of it plain. However I used to eat it with tomato slices and that is pretty good. I like to eat my cottage cheese now with Wheat Thins like a dip.

10-19-2004, 06:49 PM
Too me it taste like crap, sorry guys. But ive tried it with fresh mangos, plain, pepper and salt and I cant seem to like te taste. The only way I seem to like it is cooked in with lasagna, and im not going to eat that while cutting.