Granted, there are certain segments of the population who consume more cottage cheese than the rest. It's not unusual to find a small cup of the white stuff on a lunch tray at a nursing home, for example. Among the population at large, however, cottage cheese isn't exactly top of mind. In fact, most consumers would readily admit they don't even consider placing it on their shopping list when planning a trip to the supermarket. In recent years, processors have struggled to figure out why cottage cheese has failed to achieve the same kind of following as its more popular cousins.