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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

COTTAGE CHEESE — OPENED PACKAGE

RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 7-10 days
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 3 months
Tips
  • Keep refrigerated and tightly covered.
  • If cottage cheese develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes; if mold appears, discard the entire package.
  • Only uncreamed (dry) cottage cheese should be frozen; creamed cottage cheese will become too mushy after freezing.
  • To freeze, tightly seal original package and place in freezer; if freezing for longer than 2 months, place package inside a heavy-duty freezer bag in order to prevent freezer burn.
  • Frozen cottage cheese may lose some of its texture and flavor; the thawed cheese will be best suited to cooked dishes, such as sauces, soups and casseroles.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

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