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Blind Taste Test … with Nordica! #OneTinyTaste

You know you have some amazing friends when they agree to do something like this for you!

Recently I discovered a brand new product from Gay Lea, called Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese Now, if you’re like me, you’re not a fan of the lumpy, curdy texture of traditional cottage cheese.  Sure, it’s healthy for you, but it does have a mouthfeel that not everyone enjoys … including me.

Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese

So when I realized that Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese had all the goodness of regular cottage cheese in all sorts of yummy flavours, but without the lumpiness, I jumped at the chance to introduce my friends to it as well!

We have some wonderful friends, and they were more than willing to help me out and they even agreed to do a taste test, complete with blindfold.  Huge thanks to James, Courtney and Cindy for doing this (… and for trusting me!!).

Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese

Here’s how it went down:

I picked up three flavours of Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese from my local grocery store.  I grabbed Vanilla Bean, Lemon and Salted Caramel All of them come in 100g servings, like yogurt cups, so they’re perfect for when you’re rushing off to work or school, or even for a bedtime snack.

I blindfolded each of my friends and asked them to taste the flavours, one at a time.  Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese is perfect for pairing with berries or bananas, but I wanted my friends to get a pure taste of just the Cottage Cheese itself.

I asked them to guess what they were tasting, and without fail, each one said it was Greek Yogurt.  They were close, but Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese actually has more 25% more protein (10g) than Greek Yogurt, and it only has 110 calories!  It’s also a source of calcium.

They were completely surprised!  Their reactions were priceless, and I even caught them on video.  Take a look:



I think we may have some new cottage cheese fans right here.  I know my mind has been completely changed – I love the taste of Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese!

Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese is only available in Ontario at most major grocery stores, so grab it when you see it.  Try adding it to smoothies or shakes for a healthy richness that you can feel good about!

Do you like cottage cheese? 

Would you enjoy it more with a smooth texture like Nordica’s?

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese Campaign and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese

Article written by:

Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    No lumps? I need to try this. The only reason I won’t eat regular cottage cheese is because of the vomit like texture, so I definitely need to try this!

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love cottage cheese. I eat it all the time. I had no idea that it came in a smooth version. I would definitely try Nordica.
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  3. Jeanette

    I love your video! Your friends are darn cool! I’ve never been a cottage cheese fan, texture part of it tases another part of it but if it taste like Greek yogurt man I’m all for it.
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  4. lisa

    I love cottage cheese. I had no idea they made it in a smooth texture! That is so cool! I’ll have to pick some up!
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  5. Terri Beavers

    Oh wow, I haven’t heard of this before. We eat a lot of cottage cheese but the texture is pretty strange and takes getting used to. I bet this brand would be a hit here.
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  6. Sandy Mangis

    I have cottage cheese for breakfast everyday. I love yogurt also. Never knew this though. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)

    My husband loves cottage cheese and so does my oldest son! This would be perfect for an afterschool snack!

  8. Erica Brooks

    I could never eat traditional cottage cheese because it reminded me of vomit. I’m open to trying something like this that is good for you with a smooth taste.
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  9. Corina Ramos

    I loved the video Megan! I loved seeing their reaction to what they were eating. 🙂 I’m not too crazy about cottage cheese but I’m willing to give this a try.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. ricci

    I am so not a fan of cottage cheese!! I have tried to like it before but I just can’t do it!! 🙁
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  11. Tiffany

    I really want to try the Vanilla Bean one! I actually love cottage cheese. I sometimes crave it, and actually don’t mind the lumps! But this might be neat to try. I am curious if the flavor is the same?

  12. Shann

    I actually like cottage cheese and fruit, but a smooth version sounds really good. Maybe my kids would actually eat it.

  13. Ann Bacciaglia

    I have never tried cottage cheese before. I am eating healthier now and i need more options to eat. I will have to pick up some Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese to try.

  14. Rachel

    Hey Megan,

    I am a fan just from reading what you wrote. I am sure I was a mouse in a past life because I love any sort of cheese. I actually felt horrified and dismayed for you not to be able to enjoy the normal cottage cheese. However you have found something that works for you. What a shame it’s only sold in Ontario, I would be out looking for it myself. The flavors had my mouth watering. And I love that it has more protein and less calories that Greek Yohurt. Thanks for the review.


  15. victoria

    I never try this cottage cheese before and it looks interesting for me. I want to try these.

  16. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I love cottage cheese. I always have them with crackers or with garlic bread sticks. I would want to try a smoother variant and I’m sure I would love Nordica.

  17. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    Smooth cottage cheese? Oh my, I got to try this! Will remember to check this out this weekend and I love the made you made a reaction video too!

  18. Chubskulit Rose

    What an awesome blind test! I would like to try that, just not sure if its offered here.
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  19. Victoria Stacey

    Love it! My friends were the same, it’s too funny!


  20. OurFamilyWorld

    I love cottage cheese, but I have not tried the flavored ones. I have to find this!
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  21. Melissa

    I have never had cottage cheese but I have always been curious. This sounds like the brand to try!
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  22. Crystal Lopez

    I love cottage cheese. It is such a simple and healthy snack. Haven’t tried this one but it sounds yummy!

  23. Lynndee

    I used cottage cheese once for a recipe which turned out so delicious. I have to try Nordica. I had fun watching the video that I want to try it right now. 🙂

  24. Britni

    I am the same way with the lumps in cottage cheese. I have never heard of this before. I am going to have to check it out for sure!

  25. Brianna

    sounds like a winner! no more texture issues
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  26. HilLesha

    I have never heard of this brand, nor do I eat cottage cheese, but I’ll have to tell my oldest sister about this. She would love it!

  27. Claudia Krusch

    I love cottage cheese! I had no idea they made it smooth! That is so cool!
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  28. Nancy @ whispered inspirations

    Ohh yummy! I love cottage cheese! Definitely looking out for these at the grocery store!

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