Cottage cheese appeared many centuries ago. People who had taken care of buffaloes and cows, began to pay attention to the process of fermenting milk, eventually noticing the formation of a product that many people on the planet like today.
But even in today's world, when cottage cheese is produced in factories, it is still a product with a short shelf life, that is rapidly deteriorating.
In the production of cottage cheese in factories, preservatives are added to it - this is necessary, so that it is good for at least a few days.
The final date of sale in grocery stores must be marked on the packaging of a quality product.
But such cottage cannot be stored for a long time even at home, as it is a living product with constant fermentation processes.
When buying cottage cheese in a supermarket, you need to know some important things. First, the factory packaging is removed and then the cottage cheese is transferred into a bowl with a lid.
You need to choose a container made of enamel or plastic. Only in this case it will be possible to keep the cottage in the refrigerator and it will not deteriorate for 48 hours.
Many are interested in the question of how to properly store cottage cheese in the freezer.
It is important to know that the product should be stored in a freezer at a temperature of -30 degrees, which will allow it to be stored for up to 14 days.
However, directly frozen cottage cheese is not preferable. It is best to strain the cottage cheese from the excess liquid, if there's any. Fill it tightly in jars and close the caps tightly. If desired, you can mix the cottage cheese with a little salt beforehand, which will act as a preservative. Be careful not to spoil the taste of the product.
Arrange the jars of cottage cheese in a large pot and boil them for about 15 minutes after the water has started boiling.
This way you can store the jarred cottage cheese in a dark and cool place for several months. If you have space, you can keep it in the refrigerator.
However, keep in mind that the shelf life of such jarred cottage cheese depends on the quality of the product itself and the storage conditions.