Bigger than life - a hefty pure cheesecake. Plain and simple yet as modern cheesecakes go. Dry cottage cheese is also called baker's cheese or hoop cheese or no curd cottage cheese. If you cannot find it, use cottage cheese or ricotta (or more cream cheese) but drain it overnight in a paper towel lined sieve. This is a tall and stable cake - not a plain jane but not moussey and cloying - it is share-a-piece after the theatre cheesecake.