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What is the difference between cottage cheese and cream cheese?

It seems like cottage cheese and cream cheese taste quite a bit alike, but they have extremely different textures.  Often the two types of cheese can be substituted for each other in recipes. What is the difference?

    Posted 6 years ago

    Cream cheese (defined by its milkfat and moisture content and acidity) is a “regular” cheese, cottage cheese is what’s left after most of the whey has been removed – ie mainly curds.

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