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Old Nov 25th 2011, 3:23 pm
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I have had a 6 week long holiday in Andulacia staying in self catering apartment in-between Fuengirola and Mijas Costa. Having searched supermarkets, Mercadona especially and the Trading As Iceland shop, SuperSol, etc, one thing I cannot find is low fat cottage cheese like we get in the UK. There are some imports purporting to be Low Fat but 4% fat content is 4x more than lowfat from Tesco in UK.

Any help appreciated as I hope to move over in 2012.

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Old Nov 25th 2011, 5:32 pm
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I always get my cottage cheese from Lidl but I do not know the percentage of "Low Fat".
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Originally Posted by CroptopMartin
I have had a 6 week long holiday in Andulacia staying in self catering apartment in-between Fuengirola and Mijas Costa. Having searched supermarkets, Mercadona especially and the Trading As Iceland shop, SuperSol, etc, one thing I cannot find is low fat cottage cheese like we get in the UK. There are some imports purporting to be Low Fat but 4% fat content is 4x more than lowfat from Tesco in UK.

Any help appreciated as I hope to move over in 2012.

Thanks
That`s one of the hardships you have to suffer living here, you will have to put up with the Dale farm 4% stuff, just eat less of it.
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Originally Posted by battlezone123
I always get my cottage cheese from Lidl but I do not know the percentage of "Low Fat".
4% fat
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I suggest you make your qwn, it's the simplest thing in the world to make. Only two ingredients and you can make it as low fat as you like. You can also if you want, spice it up a little.
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I suggest you make your qwn, it's the simplest thing in the world to make. Only two ingredients and you can make it as low fat as you like. You can also if you want, spice it up a little.
You sound like an expert!
Can you tell me how to do myself?
Does it have to be Raw Milk or pasteurised?
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Originally Posted by CroptopMartin
You sound like an expert!
Can you tell me how to do myself?
Does it have to be Raw Milk or pasteurised?
It's simple you heat some milk just below boiling, ordinary skimmed for low fat semi skimmed for a higher fat content etc, let it cool for a couple of minutes and then add lemon juice or white wine vinegar, that will seperate the whey from the curd. you bin the whey by straining it keep the curd and that is cottage cheese. Chop it up (the curd) It takes ten minutes to make and it freezes. You can then add what you like to it, chives,dried fruit,creme fraiche ani it's ten times better than shop bought
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Iceland in Fuengirola/Mijas
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4% is too high.
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4% is too high.
Crazy isnt it."Only 4% fat" is low when talking about biscuits and other "bad" foods made good, but when its milk based products. Personally I dont like the mechanics of removing fat from natural products - doesnt seem, well natural lol!!!

Iceland had low fat cheese, milk etc when I last went in - I didnt look at cottage cheese

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Low fat is not always a fad for the eater but in some cases it is an absolute necessity. Since the first operation when he had his pancreas, gall bladder, spleen and part of his duodenum removed Graham has had to be extremely careful of the fat content of everything that he eats. Shopping can take ages because of reading all the labels, fat content, no sugar etc, it is a nightmare, nothing is straightforward.

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Low fat is not always a fad for the eater but in some cases it is an absolute necessity. Since the first operation when he had his pancreas, gall bladder, spleen and part of his duodenum removed Graham has had to be extremely careful of the fat content of everything that he eats. Shopping can take ages because of reading all the labels, fat content, no sugar etc, it is a nightmare, nothing is straightforward.

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No it isnt and I'll bet you have to be careful when something is "made" into low fat, what they use to correct its taste, very often its sugar! Poor you Rosemary/Graham, its not an easy one cos we do all need a certain amount of fat in our diets to help absorb certain vitamins

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Often low fat = no taste.....skimmed milk in tea...whats the point of that.
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I tried making it using the recipe given here on the forum... I have to say it was passable as I do love cottage cheese. But so much waste of milk unless there's a recipe for the leftover milk it's an expensive way of eating cottage cheese.
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