TIPS The suave texture of this cheesecake relies on ultra smooth cottage cheese. This requires a food processor and at least 2 1/2 to 3 minutes of processing, no cheating. Once the Neufchatel Cheese has been added, pulse only enough to incorporate. over processing thins the batter. If you use nonfat cottage instead of low fat, the results will be not be nearly as good and you would save only about .4 grams of fat per serving. It's not worth it.