In order to prepare cottage cheese at home, you will need the following ingredients: milk and curd (or lemon). Pour the skim milk into a pan. Heat to a boil. Watch it carefully and stir frequently. You can use lowfat (skim) milk or whole milk. Whisk 4 tsp of curd. Add the curd to the milk, when it starts to boil. It is important that you wait until the milk has started to boil first.
Wait for the milk mixture to start to separate. The cottage cheese will continue to separate from the whey. Strain the milk mixture in a strainer. The cottage cheese will be reserved. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.