Cottage cheese is coming into its own with consumer demand for healthy foods. Cottage cheese provides high quality protein and is also a good source of riboflavin and calcium. Most of the major brands are bringing out low fat versions and their ranges are expanding.
|Product||Cottage Cheese with Chargrilled Vegetables, Be Good to Yourself, Sainsbury's*||Prawn Cottage Cheese, Good for You, Asda*||Cottage Cheese with Salmon and Dill, Healthy Eating, Tesco*|
|Summary||First glance this appeared watery, but a good stir and it was lovely. Crunchy tasty vegetables gave a kick to this. Lots of flavour.||Good quantity of prawns in a lovely tasty sauce. Lovely texture and tasty. Delicious!||Chunky bits of salmon. Good flavour and texture.|
|Calories (kcal) per 500ml portion||44kcal||46kcal||45kcal|
|Fat per 500ml portion||0.5g||0.8g||1.3g|
|Product||Natural Cottage Cheese, Diet Choice, Waitrose*||Natural Cottage Cheese, Low Fat Soft Cheese, Langley Farm*||Cottage Cheese with Crunchy Vegetable, Better for You, Morrisons*|
|Summary||A lovely creamy tasty texture. Moist and delicate aftertaste.||A pleasant texture and taste. Very palatable. A good natural version of cottage cheese.||This brand looks good but our panel found it tasted a little dry and bland. An aftertaste of peppers was a little overpowering.|
|Calories (kcal) per 500ml portion||49kcal||37kcal|
|Fat per 500ml portion||2.4g||0.2g|
Our panel agreed the standard of the brands tasted was very good; there was no real loser. Cut up some carrots and cucumber and use it as a dip; try cottage cheese on top of a baked potato; use it in salads and sandwiches.
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