Table, Milk, Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese isn’t usually associated with boycotts, but in the summer of 2011, that produced by the Elite business was boycotted in Israel due to its high price, compared to its cost in the usa. Elite is an Israeli company, so it did not seem fair that the purchase price of its cottage cheese was higher in Israel than it was in other countries. The boycott was successful and the price was eventually lowered.

In the Indian subcontinent cottage cheese or’paneer’ is used in many savoury dishes, also goes nicely in a hot dish with spinach. It’s used to tame the hot spices used in traditional dishes, and these are extremely tasty.

Little Miss Muffet was obviously greedy and impatient. If she had waited a little longer she may not have had that traumatic experience with the spider.

Cottage cheese is made by curdling pasteurized milk and draining most of the liquid or whey, so that the only the curds are left in squishy lumps.

This sort of cheese has been made for millennia and has been created by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. It gets its English name since it can so easily be made at home, and may be pressed into a thicker consistency to make a creamy white cheese with all the whey removed, until it becomes what is called farmer’s cheese, which can be solid but crumbly rather like feta cheese.

Doubtless the new pineapple makes for a better gourmet experience than the cottage cheese and pineapple you can buy in local supermarkets.

This type of cheese is ideal for dieters as its bland taste could be mixed with tastier things like paprika or chilies, and eaten as a snack or in a main meal as it’s just 98 calories per 100 grams, and this comprises 11.1. Grams of protein, and hardly any fat. Additionally, it contains high levels of selenium which is great for healthy skin and a general feel-good factor. It also contains vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin, and calcium, which is essential for healthy bones.

According to a USFDA report, Americans buy around 600 million pounds in weight of cottage cheese annually, although I suppose that does not mean they consume all that as it does not have a very long shelf-life. It is worth noting however that it takes a hundred pounds (weight) of milk to create only fifteen pounds of cottage cheese.

It seems to be a favourite food, although I can not say I am a great fan, unless it’s blended into sweet pancakes or a hot meat dish, as it tastes bland to me. However, it’s this that makes it so flexible.

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