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Cottage Cheese, Small Curd

Cottage Cheese, Small Curd


Cottage cheese is a cheese curd product with a mild flavor. It is drained, but not pressed, so some whey remains and the individual curds remain loose. The curd is usually washed to remove acidity, giving sweet curd cheese. It is not aged or colored. Different styles of cottage cheese are made from milks with different fat levels and in small curd or large curd preparations. Cottage cheese which is pressed becomes hoop cheese, farmer cheese, pot cheese or queso blanco.




The Clover dairy brand began in the early 1900's when the Petaluma Cooperative Creamery began distribution in Sonoma and Marin counties. A large fire destroyed the Petaluma plant in 1975 and the company re-emerged as Clover Stornetta in 1977 and opened a new state-of-the-art facility in 1991 and has steadily increased distribution throughout California.

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