While most cheese hardly has a reputation as a diet food, cottage cheese has long been a staple in many health conscious diets. Available in several varieties -- low fat, low sodium or mixed with fruit -- cottage cheese is versatile in the kitchen and can be consumed on its own or added to sweet or savory recipes. Cottage cheese is healthy to eat as part of a balanced diet, and provides a source of several essential nutrients. 
Cottage cheese is a type of Cheese with a pleasant mild flavour. Cottage cheese is high in protein and, particularly the low Fat form is healthy.