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Cottage Cheese

The Modern Cottage Cheese Plate: Italian


1 cup California low-fat cottage cheese

1 tablespoon finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh basil

1/4 teaspoon minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

2 cups baby arugula

2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

3/4 cup red and yellow grape tomatoes

1/2 cup mixed olives

6 whole grain baguette slices

3 teaspoons Real California butter


Lunchbox 101: A Dairy Lesson Plan from the California Milk Advisory Board

School is in session and that means lunches, lots of lunches. Over 79 million kids are back in school this September according to the US Census and that means parents needs to dust off their creative lunch-packing skills to keep the kids happy and well-fed. Nothing says school lunch more than ice cold milk and dairy products. The lunch experts at the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) are offering a lesson plan to inspire healthy, fun school meals the kids will actually want to eat (and their friends will want to share). 

Beat the back-to-school food blues

Going back to school often means hitting the books for ideas to create healthy lunchbox and after-school treats that kids will love. Luckily, the experts at the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) have developed a host of easy tweaks and creative twists that will keep you thinking outside the traditional lunchbox all year long.

Dairypalooza: A Month of Real California Dairy

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Tasteful tips for holiday baking with dairy

Baking for the holidays is a time-honored tradition that conjures up warm memories. Whether you're making Grandma's pumpkin pie or Aunt Sue's special cookie recipe, be sure to keep your pantry and fridge stocked with baking staples.

Spinach and Cottage Cheese Salad

Servings: 1

2/3 cup nonfat or low-fat California cottage cheese
1 tablespoon chopped, pitted Kalamata olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach
2" piece of English cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (plus slices for garnish)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Curried Cottage Cheese and Mango Chutney Dressing

Makes 3/4 Cup

  • 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Place cottage cheese, chutney, vinegar, oil, curry and mustard in a food processor; blend until smooth.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Yields 4 Servings (3 pancakes per serving)

  • 1 carton (16 ounces) California Cottage Cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange marmalade (for divided use)
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 thin orange slices for garnish (optional)

Cottage Cheese Waldorf Salad

Cottage Cheese Waldorf Salad
  • 2/3 cup nonfat or low-fat California cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup halved grapes (about 9-12 grapes)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced celery
  • 1/2 cup fresh lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cottage Cheese

A Definition

Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese with a mild, slightly acidic flavor and small curds. Cottage cheese is part of the family of fresh cheeses that are rindless and not intended to be ripened or aged in order to develop flavor.

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