No Salt Added Cottage Cheese
Was on vacation in Florida, and found some Friendship brand Cottage Cheese NO Salt Added. It was labeled "all natural" and contained 60 mg sodium per 1/2 cup serving. I love cottage cheese, but can do without the usual 400mg sodium per serving in the regular brands (Breakstones, Light-n-Lively) so I really liked this no salt added kind. Trouble is, vacation is over, I am back in the extreme suburbs of Philly (Berks County), and no one carries CC without added salt. Anyone know of a place that sells it up here?
I do occasionally go to a Trader Joes as well as a Whole Foods, but only every other month or so.
Also- have you all read the ingredients in a carton of CC lately? blech, added color (its white, why add color) and preservatives, which I am sure the salt is part of. This Friendship brand had only the basic CC components, no maltodextrin, no vit.A palmitate, none of the crap. Plus less salt, which allows me to add my own seasonings (lemon pepper, old bay, etc)
I wish I could give you a definite location that carries this product, but I live outside of your area. However, here's the Friendship Dairy products "where to buy" list; most of their products are readily available on the East Coast, although that's not to say that the no salt added version would be widely distributed. I actually haven't seen it in my area in NYC, but I bet it's available here:
Here's the company's contact page. Email them for a store location. Aside from that, have you thought about making cottage cheese? It's very easy, cheaper than buying it, doesn't require anything beyond basic kitchen equipment, no additives and, best part, you control the salt; sounds right up your alley if you can't find the no salt added version and don't like all the extras in cottage cheese these days, as I don't. Salt does indeed preserve the product.
Good luck. If you want to try your hand at cottage cheese making and would like info/instructions, post back.