I have always loved cottage cheese, and I’ve always been a little picky about it. Since having weight loss surgery, I’ve depended on cottage cheese to help me get enough protein. Unfortunately, I have trouble finding a brand I really like. There seem to be too many things that can go wrong with taste and texture. Here’s a breakdown of all the brands I’ve tried.
|Great Value, large curd, 4% milkfat||passable||Walmart’s brand is the best I’ve found so far in terms of taste and texture, but it doesn’t bring me joy.|
|Great Value, small curd, low fat||gross||Small curd is too dry for me now.|
|Kroger||bleh||I can force myself to eat this, but it’s tasteless.|
|Breakstone’s||disgusting||Dry, tasteless…why anyone would do this to themselves is beyond me.|
|Dean’s||okay||Dean’s is actually better than Walmart brand, but I haven’t found it sold locally, so it doesn’t really help me much.|
|Mayfield||yuck||Way too salty. I didn’t think cottage cheese could be salty!|
|? – Hyatt Place breakfast bar cottage cheese||awesome||I don’t know where they get their cottage cheese, but I want it.|
|? – Steak ‘n Shake cottage cheese||awesome||Another delicious cottage cheese of mysterious origin.|
I think Dean’s is the brand I used to eat back in Kentucky. I found it in Augusta the last time I visited; it was the first time I’d ever seen it there. Naturally I bought some and tried it, and it was good. But since I’ve been home I haven’t found it anywhere. Le sigh.
Will the perfect cottage cheese continue to elude me?!