Do you like cottage cheese? I try so hard, but I just can't. AND I definitely have no idea where the name came from. I can admit it. What about you?

About three-quarters of Americans say they like cottage cheese, according to a new survey.  

The survey asked people how cottage cheese got its name, and only 17% of people gave the right answer:  It was originally made in small country cottages using the milk that was left over from making butter.

Here are the wrong answers people went with . . .

1.  "Cottage" is French for "curds and whey" . . . 37%.

2.  Cheese curds are also known as cottages . . . 19% 

3.  It originated in Cottage, England . . . 14%.  There's no such place, by the way.

4.  It was named after its creator, Harold Cottage . . . 7%.

5.  It's produced by cows who live indoors in cottages . . . 5%. 

 

 

(PR Newswire)