Quick Homemade Low Salt Cottage Cheese

Quick Homemade Low Salt Cottage Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 91.6
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.0 mg
  • Sodium: 125.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

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Salt-free cheese! Is it possible? Sure it is!

Based on Alton Brown's recipe, this cheese is made for combining -- I wouldn't recommend eating it on its own.
Salt-free cheese! Is it possible? Sure it is!

Based on Alton Brown's recipe, this cheese is made for combining -- I wouldn't recommend eating it on its own.

Number of Servings: 16


    1 Gallon of Skim Milk
    3/4 c. Vinegar


Pour milk into a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat to 120 degrees F. Remove from the heat and gently pour in the vinegar. Stir slowly for 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for half an hour.

Pour the mixture into a colander lined with a tea towel or cheese cloth and let it sit and drain for 5 minutes. Gather up the edges of the cloth and rinse under cold water for 3 to 5 minutes or until the curd is completely cooled, squeezing and moving the mixture the whole time.

Once cooled, squeeze as dry as possible and transfer to a sealable container and place in the refrigerator.

Serving size is 2 c. (8 oz.)

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JESPAH.

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I add half & half or cream to it, makes it creamy. Rinse really good. You can also use powered milk and a pinch of salt to make this. White vinegar as well. The whey can be brought to a boil reduced & drained/rinsed to make a ricotta The waste off of this can be used in many slow rise bread recipes - 2/27/10

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  • I am guessing that the actual nutritional information is a bit different since the whey / liquid that is the by product of this has some caloric value as well. But it still has to be better than store bought which has salt added to the product and there is no salt added to it. - 7/25/17

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  • The nutrition doesn't make sense- if you use skim milk and the calories are 80 per 1 serving, then 1 serving cannot equal 91 cals. When you make the cottage cheese, the whey gets discarded, which also has calories... Whey has 50 calories per cup! Also, the serving size is less than 2 c. - 8/13/14

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  • Has anyone tried making this with herb flavored vinegar? - 1/20/13

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  • Is this low sodium?
    Makes: 2 cups = 16 oz (div) 16 servings = 1 oz per serving
    one 1 oz serving = 125 mg sodium
    1/2 cup (4 oz) of this cottage cheese = 4 (1 oz serv?)
    (4 x 1oz) 4x125= 500 mg per 1/2 cup (right?)
    the kroger brand in my fride has less sodium if 1/2 is 470 mg... is that true?
    - 8/2/12

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