The majority of cottage cheese found in the grocery stores is made from pasteurized cows milk. While it can also be made from goats milk, it is not typically readily available commercially for most people. A dairy product by definition is a product that is made from mammal milk. Cottage cheese is a dairy product since it produced from mammal’s (cows) milk.
If you are seeking a non-dairy cottage cheese you will likely have a hard time finding it and your local supermarket. One of the best cottage cheese products for people sensitive to dairy or that are lactose intolerant is Lactaid lowfat cottage cheese. It is made from skim milk, however, it contains a lactase enzyme, which is not routinely found in regular cottage cheese. According to Lactaid, the lactase enzyme breaks down lactose to make it easier to digest dairy. Those with a low tolerance for dairy that consume lactose can experience digestive issues like stomach pain, diarrhea, or gas so this product helps people enjoy cottage cheese who normally can’t. Additionally, there are non-dairy homemade cottage cheese options. We will go more in-depth on these in a later article.