Buyer's guide

Cottage cheese is best eaten as fresh as possible, so try and find a pot with a far-off sell-by date.


Cottage cheese should be refrigerated and eaten as soon as possible after opening. It doesn’t freeze well.


Cottage cheese is often used in salads and as a topping for crispbreads. It can easily be made at home, and is a good way of using up surplus milk. Cottage cheese is a good replacement for ricotta in many recipes, particularly as it is much lower in fat.