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Cream cheese (also called soft cheese ) is a sweet, soft, mild-tasting, white cheese, defined by the US Department of Agriculture as containing at least 33% milk fat (as marketed) with a moisture content of not more than 55%.
Cream cheese is not naturally matured and is meant to be consumed fresh, and so it differs from other soft cheeses such as Brie and Neufchâtel. It is more comparable in taste, texture, and production methods to Boursin and Mascarpone.
Cream cheese is typically used in savoury snacks of various types (for example, as a spread on bread, bagels, crackers, various types of raw vegetables, etc.), and can be used in cheesecakes and salads. It can also be used to make cheese sauces. It can be a base to some spreads, such as yogurt-cream cheese topping for graham crackers, (10 oz cream cheese, and 1 cup yogurt, whipped.).
Cream cheese is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Cream cheese is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 tbsp, whipped||10|
|1 cubic inch||16|
|1 package, small (3 oz)||85|
|British (UK) term:||Cream cheese|
|en français:||fromage à la crème|
|en español:||queso crema|
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