curd cheese a term which at first sight is puzzling since virtually all cheeses are made from curd. It is generally taken to mean any soft cheese made from unfermented curds, and as corresponding to the Russian tvorog and the German quark. In contrast, cottage cheese is defined as being made from unpressed curds, and therefore having a different texture.
The fat content of curd cheeses is typically higher than that of low-fat cottage cheeses but lower than the cream cheeses.
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