It might surprise you to learn that cottage cheese is not only an excellent source of protein but it is also actually low in cholesterol content and fat! This makes low fat cottage cheese an excellent snack for when you are on the run. Cottage cheese also contains the vitamins B2, B6, B12 and Folate along with the minerals Calcium (healthy bones and teeth, anyone?), Phosphorus, Selenium and protein. Cottage cheese even contains a bacterium that is beneficial for your digestive system! It may look a little unappealing but cottage cheese would make a great addition to your diet plan.