As with other soft cheeses, cottage cheese doesn’t freeze very well. During the freezing process, cottage cheese loses some of its texture and flavor due to its liquid content. However, it can still be used in cooked dishes like lasagna, casseroles, soups, cakes and sauces. For best results, use large curd or whole fat cottage cheese rather than the fat free or low fat options, which don't freeze as well.
- Store cottage cheese in its original packaging or in an air-tight container. Place the container in a heavy-duty freezer bag if planning on storing it in the freezer for longer than two months. This will help prevent freezer burn.
- Write the date on the container with a permanent marker to keep track of how long it's been in the freezer.
- Store cottage cheese in the freezer for up to six months.
- Thaw the cottage cheese in the refrigerator when ready to use it.
- Drain any watery liquid after it is completely thawed. Stir in a little bit of sour cream so that the final product isn’t as dry.