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Oct 22, 2010 12:44 PM

Large Curd Cottage Cheese?

I can't seem to find Large Curd anywhere....I've gone to Costco, Trader Joe's, Smart & Final, Mother's Market, Whole Foods Market, and even a local farmers market type grocery store and no such luck.

Does anyone know where Large Curd cottage cheese can be found in the LA/OC area?

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  1. i've seen it at trader joe's, ralphs, vons, etc. not hard to find at all!

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    1. re: raizans

      I've checked all those places and not to be found anywhere!

    2. Yep, agree with raizans--every time I have a taste for it (lately, that batch of 90 degree days), Vons has always had it (under the Lucerne label, the Safeway house brand), and it's actually quite good. Better still with a little pepper.

      1. Stater Bros has it; look for the red, white, and blue 16 oz Stater Bros brand container. My husband eats it and says it's good.

        1. I buy it from Ralphs and Vons all the time. In fact, I just bought some yesterday. It's the Ralph's store brand one.

          1. THANKS EVERYONE!

            I finally found it at Stater Bros. It's funny because I'd been on the hunt for the large curd for over 2 months and got so worked up over it. When I finally found the large curd and tried it (I'd only ever had small curd) I was expecting the heavens to part and the angels to start to sing, BUT, it was pretty much tasted just like small curd except just a bit bigger. Oh well, I guess that's what happens when one builds up this huge expectation level. hahaha

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            1. re: rhgindc

              Depends on the brand and whether or not the manufacturer has used the common fillers like starch and various vegetable gums. I've developed a definite preference for large curd, full fat _or_ 2% C-cheese.
              Here in the east we have the excellent FRIENDSHIP brand, which is made with none of the fillers that ruin the taste and texture. Once I tasted theirs, the big national brands became a lot less appealing.

              1. re: The Professor

                Friendship cottage cheese is delicious, and I'm certain I've seen it here. Maybe Whole Foods?

                Mr Taster

                1. re: Mr Taster

                  Does Knudsen still make it? Used to come in blue boxes. It was my favorite. I buy it from Pavillions now, their store brand. I think it's Safeway Select. Pretty good, actually.

                  1. re: Miri1

                    @Miri1, the store/house dairy brand at Pavilions & Vons is Lucerne...maybe you're thinking of Albertsons?

                  2. re: Mr Taster

                    I agree...Friendship cottage cheese is good. Gelson's in Long Beach carries it. Not easy to find, though. They are located in the cream cheese area by customer service...not by the other cottage cheeses.

                  3. re: The Professor

                    i agree that Friendship makes the best cottage cheese products across the board. i wish they could get their act together in terms of national distribution...or better yet, establish a farm and manufacturing facility on the West Coast :)