How-To: Make Cottage Cheese at Home

Quick Cottage Cheese with Blueberries“Necessity is the mother of all invention” (or in this case, creation).  “Desperate times call for desperate measures.”  Either or both of those oft-cited quotes could describe what drove me to try my hand at making my own cottage cheese at home (more on that later).  Since you can’t buy cottage cheese at any of the grocery stores in Korea (I’ve only ever seen it for sale once, online and it was ~$15 USD for a regular small tub – no thanks!) I found a great recipe from Alton Brown of The Food Network for Quick Cottage Cheese.  Once I realized how easy it is to make low-fat, high-protein cottage cheese at home with a few simple ingredients, I had to share it with you.  This obviously is NOT my recipe, but I think it’s a handy “How-To” to include in case you encounter a recipe calling for cottage cheese and you just don’t have any on hand.

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