Cottage Cheese, sometimes known as Baker’s Cheese, is of European origin but is a popular ingredient in Australian cuisine. A type of fresh, unripened cheese, it is mostly made from cow’s milk. Sweet and mild in flavor, Cottage cheese with its high moisture content is a mass of soft, lumpy pea-sized curds. Since it is high in protein and low on fat, it is considered a healthy cheese by many. This soft, white cheese with a firm and grainy consistency is sold in markets as a paste or block.
Cottage cheese tastes great with sweet, savory dishes such as lasagna and cheesecake. The cheese should be used preferably within a week of purchase due to its short shelf life.
Other Australian cheeses:
Heidi Gruyere, Kervella Affine, Mersey Valley Original Vintage, Pyengana Cheddar, Tala, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian)
Grabetto, Pyengana Cheddar, Tasmania Highland Chevre Log, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian)
Blue Vein (Australian), King River Gold, Meredith Blue, Mozzarella (Australian), Neufchatel (Australian), Polkolbin, Roaring Forties Blue
Gippsland Blue, Jindi Brie, Kervella Affine, King Island Cape Wickham Brie, Meredith Blue, Timboon Brie, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Woodside Cabecou, Woodside Charleston
fresh soft cheeses:
Ashed Pyramid, Fresh Pyramid, Mascarpone (Australian), Quark (Australian), Ricotta (Australian)