Friendship Dairies Introduces Gourmet Mix-In Ideas and New Recipes

Jul 12, 2012, 08:22 ET from Friendship Dairies

FRIENDSHIP, N.Y., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer, Friendship Dairies is introducing inventive mix-ins and recipes that demonstrate how easy it is to turn a wholesome snack into a culinary delight. Healthy, creative and delicious, these fresh ideas showcase the scrumptious versatility of cottage cheese.

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With these new mix-in ideas and recipes, Friendship Dairies elevates cottage cheese to a must-have staple for on-the-go snacks and tasty, wholesome meals. Friendship fans, new and old, will rediscover cottage cheese as an adaptable and surprising base ingredient as well as a great source of nutrition.

If you're craving a healthy yet flavorful meal or snack, but don't have time to cook, Friendship's new mix-in combinations will satisfy your need. They provide a quick, great tasting on-the-go meal you can make anytime.  Perfect for breakfast, Granola Glee features pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, granola and real maple syrup for a fresh take that challenges traditional granola combinations. Waikiki Delight is a delectable combination of dried pineapple, unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped toasted macadamia nuts and crystallized or candied ginger. For an afternoon pick-me-up, Instant Wasabi combines crispy onions with wasabi peas to become a crunchy snack with a spicy twist.

The Everything Bagel combines toasted dried onion, dried garlic flakes, sesame seeds, caraway seeds, poppy seeds and flaky sea salt for a savory, crunchy little-bit-of-everything topping for Friendship cottage cheese. Delicious and versatile, it could even be used in place of butter on whole wheat toast or a rice cake. Savory Summer features crumbled bacon, chopped cherry tomatoes, diced avocado, chopped red onion, fresh basil, a squeeze of lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. If you're need of a guilt-free indulgence, Strawberry Decadence includes graham cracker crumbs, sliced fresh strawberries and shaved chocolate curls.

Unexpectedly delicious and easy to prepare, Friendship's new recipes incorporate a range of ideas from breakfast to dessert, including starters and vegetarian dishes that add healthy, flavorful twists to classic dishes, and exciting new recipes.

Putting a spin on Spinach Artichoke Dip, Friendship has lightened this staple for any large gathering by using cottage cheese, giving it fluffiness and full flavor without the fat. In a new take on a traditional Italian classic, Friendship's whipped cottage cheese takes the place of ricotta in Pasta A La Norma, creating an incredibly authentic tasting tomato and eggplant pasta. The eggplant and whipped cottage cheese meld together, enhancing the creaminess and elevating the dish. Triple Berry Streusel Parfait proves that it's not just savory fare that benefits from Friendship's healthy, flavorful products, and gets a revelatory upgrade: 1% Friendship is blended with sour cream and sugar to create an incredibly smooth, exquisitely rich cream.

Friendship Dairies brings you cottage cheese like you've never seen it before! For complete line of recipe ideas for incorporating Friendship cottage cheese into your everyday eating, please visit

Friendship Dairies has been committed to making high-quality, healthy and delicious cottage cheese, sour cream, farmer cheese and buttermilk for almost 100 years. Its dedication to craftsmanship and tradition and its ability to revolutionize culinary classics has been respectfully recognized by publications like SELF, Men's Health, Women's Health and Shape magazine. It has been the steady companion of those who not only savor the flavors of the season but look to enhance them with guilt-free goodness that's easy prepare. Friendship was acquired by Dean Foods Company in March of 2007.

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