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Cream cheese

What is cream cheese? About the ingredient cream cheese. Including 2,218 recipes with cream cheese, nutrition data, and where to find it.


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.).


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (232g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 809Calories from Fat 728
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 80.9g 124%
Saturated Fat 51.0g 255%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 255mg 85%
Sodium 686mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 6.2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.5
Protein 17.5g
Vitamin A 62% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 19% Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Cream cheese is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Cream cheese is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does cream cheese weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 232
1 tbsp 14
1 tbsp, whipped 10
1 oz 28
1 cubic inch 16
1 package, small (3 oz) 85

In Chinese:奶油乳酪
British (UK) term: Cream cheese
en français:fromage à la crème
en español:queso crema

Recipes using cream cheese

There are 2066 recipes that contain this ingredient.

14-Carat Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
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7-Up Lemon Cheesecake with Strawberry Glaze
Almond Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Almond Crunch Pumpkin Cheesecake
Almond Raspberry Rugalah Cookie
Amazing Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
American Biscuits with Sausage and Gravy
American Biscuits with Sausage and Gravy
Andre Black's Carrot Cake
Anne's Chicken For Crock Pot
Apple Blueberry Crumble Pie

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