Cottage cheese. The name isn't doing the product any favors, and when you read the Wikipedia definition on its origin, it states:
The term "cottage cheese" is believed to have originated because the simple cheese was usually made in cottages from any milk left over after making butter.
I'm struck that anyone could call the process of cottage cheese making simple, but I suppose if all you have to do in your small cottage is make butter and cheese, then maybe it's all relative. if I lost you during yogurt making, then just sit back and think of some nice things to say to me, and perhaps I'll make you a batch of cottage cheese, because I will say that this homemade cottage cheese was a revelation. In fact, I felt like I should come up with a different word for it since it in no way resembled anything I could envision coming out of a small house with "leftover" milk. - Continue reading.