Cottage cheese (Farmer Cheese) is a fresh cheese curd product with a mild flavor. It is drained, but not pressed, so some whey remains and the individual curds remain loose.
Cottage cheese can be eaten in a variety of different ways: by itself, with fruit and sugar, with salt and pepper, with fruit puree, on toast, with tomatoes, with granola and cinnamon. Can be sed for fillings in blintzes or pierogi.
Quark in Germany or topfen in Austria is an unripened farmer cheese which is often very creamy. More firm versions of it are produced in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe. These are tvaroh in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, twarog in Poland, and tvorog in Russia. Traditionally, rennet is not added in the production of these cheeses.