Had some culture shock going to Nebraska recently and found that every restaurant, in their list of sides, featured cottage cheese.
It's just not a thing back here in Pennsylvania to offer it as a side. Mentioned it to some locals out there and they had never noticed. It was completely normal and unremarkable.
Then there you are. Like I said, you're on your own. Buy some, take it home, open it, scoop some out, and eat it.
What you taste will be exactly what cottage cheese tastes like: cottage cheese!
It's an interesting forum question, and I can't come up with a more helpful answer than that.
I’m eating cottage cheese right now. I just made a salad with grilled lettuce, cottage cheese, tomatoes, turkey and blue cheese dressing. I’m doing the Atkins diet, and this is perfect.
Cottage cheese has been one of my favorite foods for the past 65 years or so. I think my mom liked it because she served it frequently. We we used to eat it mixed with chives or topped with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, until our German maid taught us to eat it with freshly ground black pepper.
As others have mentioned, cottage cheese makes a great dip. When I was young I ate it with Fritos or Ritz crackers. My taste has become a little more sophisticated in my later years. I had to break the Fritos addiction, and have moved on to better crackers.