Freezing can be a great way to stretch your money! It allows you to be able to stock up on items when they are on sale and when you need them, you can just walk over to your freezer! But not all things freeze the same. In fact some things can’t be frozen.
But can you freeze cottage cheese? The answer is yes, you can freeze cottage cheese.
Cheese is typically something that is perfect for freezing; however, soft cheeses are a little harder to freeze than harder cheeses (like Cheddar or Gouda). Cottage cheese is a very soft cheese and while it can be frozen, the texture may change some when it thaws.
Why would you want to freeze it? Because when it thaws it is perfect for using in casseroles or other baked dishes.
How to Freeze Cottage Cheese
Here is how to freeze cottage cheese: First, purchase the whole fat or large curd cottage cheese. You will want to purchase the whole fat cottage cheese as it freezes better than the low fat options. You can freeze it directly in the container that you purchased it in. Simply place the container into a freezer bag to help avoid any freezer burn.
Do not forget to label your cottage cheese. By freezing, you can increase your cottage cheese's life by up to 6 months.
How to Thaw Frozen Cottage Cheese
To thaw the cottage cheese, simply placing it in the refrigerator. (Keep it in the plastic bag.) After it is thawed, drain any excess liquid. You can stir in a little bit of sour cream if you would like to keep it from being to dry. However, if you are using it to cook with it will be fine.
It is possible to save money by stocking up on cottage cheese when it is on sale and then freezing it. It's just a little trickier than freezing other dairy products, but it can absolutely be done.
More Tips for Freezing Food
- A List of Foods that Freeze Well
- How to Freeze Cream Cheese
- How to Freeze Berries
- Freezing Lemon and Lime Juice
- How to Freeze Cherry Tomatoes
- How to Freeze Diced Tomatoes
- Tips for Freezing Fresh Produce
Amanda Faulkner is a mom and blogger behind the sites It's a Fabulous Life and Easy Slow Cooker Meals. She is always cooking, crafting, hanging out with her family, or blogging. If all else fails, you can find her at Target with a coffee in hand.