Yes, you can freeze cottage cheese for about 6 months. However, cottage cheese does not tolerate freezing well. Its texture will change drastically and you will not be able to consume it on its own.
However, you can use it to thicken sauces or to melt them in dishes. It won’t lose a lot of flavors because it isn’t very tasty, to begin with.
HOW TO FREEZE COTTAGE CHEESE?
- Before freezing your cottage cheese, you need to determine the portions. This will allow you to defrost small amounts as needed.
- Get resealable freezer bags. Put one serving of cottage cheese per freezer bag.
- Seal the freezer bags tightly, expelling as much air as possible.
- Label the freezer bags with the date and contents, then put the cottage cheese in the freezer.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF COTTAGE CHEESE IN THE FREEZER?
Cottage cheese will keep for about 6 months in the freezer. The longer you leave it in the freezer, the more its texture deteriorates.
HOW TO THAW COTTAGE CHEESE?
Before using your cottage cheese, you must give it time to thaw. The best strategy is to put it in a bowl in the refrigerator overnight.
Once the cottage cheese is thawed, drain it and use it in your recipes as usual.
CAN YOU REFREEZE COTTAGE CHEESE?
Cottage cheese is very sensitive to temperature changes. It is therefore not recommended to refreeze cottage cheese. Freezing it for the first time is not particularly recommended either!