As of 2014, dry-curd cottage cheese, also called farmer's cheese or baker's cheese, can be found through various online vendors, such as Westby Cooperative Creamery and Amazon. Commercial brands, such as Friendship Dairies Farmer Cheese, are sold in national and local groceries and in health and natural food stores.
Dry-curd cottage cheese is typically stocked with specialty cheeses in the deli department. Depending on store policies, dry-curd cottage cheese may be available for special order in bulk. Dry-curd cottage cheese is often used by people with digestive disorders because it contains minimal lactose. When dietary concerns are not an issue, ricotta cheese can be substituted in most recipes.