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anakalia Aug 29, 2011 08:51 PM

When I went to the store the other day, they were out of my usual cottage cheese, so I grabbed a different brand. Got it home and realized it was "whipped cottage cheese." It's advertised as "Spreadable!" on the case.

I've never heard of this. Somewhat confused, I tried eating it -- but it's all mushy. Why would anyone buy this? Is it meant to be eaten on its own, or is it supposed to be used in cooking? And, more importantly, what can I do with it before it goes bad? Thanks for any suggestions...

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    escondido123 Aug 29, 2011 09:03 PM

    I remember my mother using it for dips in place of sour cream and in lasagna/manicotti in place of ricotta. So those are two directions to go. Also, good on blintzes and perogies.

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      anakalia Aug 29, 2011 09:28 PM

      Ah, ok. I did think that it seemed like a ricotta substitute, as I was spooning it out. So, I will go from there.

      It's also interesting to know that this isn't something new -- apparently I've been living under a rock for the past 30 years, because I'd never noticed this product or heard of it before!

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        Bigos Aug 29, 2011 10:01 PM

        It's also delicious smeared on little toasts, with pieces of smoked salmon on top. Vegetarian version ucludes such toppings as radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. They are as delightful to eat as they are to look at.

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