Freezing Cottage Cheese: A Guide to Preserving its Freshness

With its rich and creamy texture and mildly tangy taste, cottage cheese is an absolute delight to eat as part of a dish, or even as an ingredient in a diverse range of recipes. Whether you incorporate it into savoury and sweet dishes, or if you just enjoy the fresh tangy taste straight from the pot, cottage cheese does spoil like any other cheese.

If you ever find yourself with more cottage cheese than you can eat or use before the expiry date, then you may want to consider freezing it. Freezing is a brilliant way to keep cottage cheese fresher for longer, so let’s dive into the subject to learn more.

Freezing Cottage Cheese A Guide to Preserving its Freshness

Can You Freeze Cottage Cheese?

Short answer: yes! Cottage cheese can be frozen to extend its shelf life and keep its rich and creamy texture. However, it’s going to be a little different when compared to opening up a fresh pot of cottage cheese. The texture may be slightly different because cottage cheese contains a lot of moisture. This means it’ll freeze when you put it in a freezer and, as a result, the texture will change a little when you thaw it.

So whether you’re using cottage cheese instead of cream cheese for cheesecake, or if you’re just serving it with some fresh vegetables as part of a salad, frozen cottage cheese will continue to stay fresh, creamy, and delicious.

Freezing and Thawing Cottage Cheese

Before you decide to freeze cottage cheese, you’ll want to store it in a freezer bag or airtight container. Label the container on the date that you freeze it so you can keep track of its freshness. To thaw frozen cottage cheese, let it sit in your refrigerator overnight. If you try to use a microwave or leave it on your kitchen counter, then the texture could change dramatically due to the rapid temperature changes. You may also want to stir it a little after thawing.

Freezing and thawing cottage cheese will often highlight some of its flaws, but this isn’t the case with Brancourt’s high-quality cottage cheeses. Made from the freshest Aussie milk, Brancourts cottage cheese can stay fresher for longer even when you freeze it. This is all thanks to it using high-quality milk and ingredients from the start, leading to an exceptional product that maintains its rich texture and distinct taste even after you let it thaw.

Using Frozen Cottage Cheese in Recipes

The great thing about thawed cottage cheese is that you can still use it in any recipe that calls for it. The texture may be a little different, but it still works brilliantly in everything from laganas to baked goods. It’s still an excellent way to substitute cream cheese for cottage cheese in recipes, and the slightly different texture becomes less noticeable when you use it with other ingredients.

Looking for more ways to use cottage cheese? Check out our full cottage cheese guide to learn more about recipes and how Brancourts cottage cheese is made.


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