Cream Cheese: a bagels best friend.
But did you know that cream cheese has been around since the late 1600s in England. In the late 1800s, Kraft Foods began making the American version of the Neufchâtel cheese found in France, and adopted the brand name ‘Philadelphia,’ the city that was considered (at the time) to be the home of top quality food.
This soft, spreadable cheese gets its creamy, smooth texture from the required 33 percent fat and the cows milk. Since it has so much water and fat, cream cheese is categorized as a fresh cheese. It is not aged and has a much shorter shelf life than other cheeses.
Yet cream cheese is not just for bagels anymore! It acts as one of the greatest bases for spreads, dips, appetizers, cheese or cream sauces, salad dressings, mashed potatoes, desserts, icings, and more. With a mild, fresh-tasting flavor and a slight tang, cream cheese has become one of America’s most consumed cheese products.
Have you eaten your cream cheese today?
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