Cottage Cheese

There is something that I am almost as excited about as my plane ride to Israel next week - it is Israeli cottage cheese.  It's crazy good.  Like, CRAZEE good!  I kind of can't stop thinking about it.  It's creamy and thick and so delicious.  Honestly, there aren't words in the English language to describe Israeli dairy.  I am not sure what we are doing with milk products here in the US but they don't even all.  

Someone told me recently that Tnuva (the cottage cheese company in Israel) was selling their cottage cheese here in the States and I did just find this link: that has a "store locator" tool.  Apparently, my local Albertson's actually sells Israeli cottage cheese.  If this is true - it is like a dream come true.  Before you use the locator and run out to buy (and perhaps try) Israeli cottage cheese, wait for me to tell you what I find.  I have a sneaky suspicion that it just won't be as good - something about Israeli cows perhaps.... (or the dairy pasteurization process - not sure).

It probably sounds weird for me to be getting all slap-happy over something that most of us think of as an 80s diet food, but I am telling you - FORGET ABOUT IT!  So good.  My favorite way to eat it is with a breakfast salad (another weird Israeli thing that I cannot wait for!).  

So, if you were wondering whether I was getting excited for my trip to Israel next week - the answer is yes!  I've got a 14 hour flight and a week's worth of cottage cheese waiting for me - what is there to not be excited about!?

This picture is literally making me hungry!


Anonymous said...

Hee hee, Abby. My son and I break for I filled a shelf with it in my Mom's fridge and she said: "Someone's on a diet." Now I have to try your Israeli cottage cheese.
xoxo cs

Anonymous said...

Part of the reason is that Americans are so obsessed with low-fat products, especially in the dairy department. Israelis (and a lot of Europeans as well) are not as afraid of products with 3-10% fat instead of 0-2%, they are more natural and therefore they do taste way better ;)

Abby Leviss said...

I would tend to agree except our fattier version doesn't come close and their lower fat versions are still phenomenal!

Taryn said...

Love Israeli dairy....and food in general :). So excited for you that you get to go on this trip! Wish I could hide in your luggage and tag along!

Thanks for passing along the link for Tnuva. That is some great news!

Taryn said...

Ha! I was just now unpacking my things from a Costco run, and guess what? The Feta I grabbed is Tnuva! It is made at Tene Noga Dairy in Kiryat Malachi. Actually the package says "Manufactured by: Tena Noga Dairy" Since "manufactured by" isn't typical American wording for food items I think it's reasonable to assume this Tnuva cheese is indeed a legitimate import. I'm excited to try it!

The Blitz said...

Abby I think you can get all these Israeli dairy products at Cambridge Farm in North Hollywood. On Friday morning it literally feels like being in Israel. My fav Israeli dairy is vanilla Milky...yummmm