The history of cottage cheese is a bit of a mystery. At some point it crossed the Atlantic to the United States and became hugely popular. So popular was it with the Americans that it was even supplied to the US Navy during WWII. And it was in 1944 that Lt. Joseph Dickinson RNVR , whilst serving in the British Pacific Fleet, first came across it.
From such chance encounters emerged the idea to try making cottage cheese on a commercial scale back in its country of origin. After a while, the switch was made from a sweet to a soured-cream dressing and so was created English-Style Cottage Cheese: born and bred at Longley Farm.