Cottage cheese: 3 big benefits of this old-school superfood

Do you remember the days when cottage cheese was the go-to health food?

In the 80s and 90s, it seemed like every restaurant had a cottage cheese dish listed in the healthy section of its menu… like those strange-sounding cottage cheese stuffed tomatoes (FYI… I’ve never had one, so they might actually be really good).

But that was a long time ago, and cottage cheese has since been replaced by fancier, more exotic superfoods like goji, skyr and coconut water.

Personally, I love cottage cheese, even though it’s fallen out of fashion. I eat it often, and you should too, because the benefits of this retro superfood still hold strong several decades later.

Here’s what eating a hefty bowl of cottage cheese every day can do for you…


Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine,, and