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The survey asked people how cottage cheese got its name, and only 17% of people gave the right answer: It was originally made in small country cottages using the milk that was left over from making butter.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