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Cream Cheese


Taste Profile

It has creamy, mild and tangy flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Cream cheese can be used for both savoury and sweet dishes.
  2. It can be paired with breads, bagels, crackers and raw vegetables.
  3. It can also be used to make cheesecakes and cheese sauce.
  4. It should be stored in a refrigerator.
  5. It is used as frosting for the ever so popular red velvet cake amongst other cakes, muffins or cupcakes.

Common names and forms

  1. For Cream cheese Frosting


Cream cheese is a soft, usually mild-tasting fresh cheese made from milk and cream. Production of cream cheese is a fairly simple process where lactic acid bacteria are added to cream (or sometimes a combination of milk and cream), and this causes the pH of the cream to decrease, which in turn makes it coagulate. To put it simply, it becomes separated into curds and whey. Then the whey is drained off, the curds are heated, stabilizers are added, and cream cheese is formed. Due to its high fat content, cream cheese is also made available in regular, light and fat-free versions for health conscious consumers. There are many flavours available and many people also opt to make their own flavors of cream cheese at home.

Health benefits

  1. Cream cheese contains a significant amount of vitamin A. It also supports your immune system and helps protect the integrity of many tissues, such as your skin, lungs, and intestines. (1)

  2. Cream cheese is a source of several antioxidants that defend your body against unstable molecules called free radicals. Cream cheese contains small amounts of carotenoid antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which are especially important for eye health. (1)

Selection Guide

While buying, look for smooth, a uniform white to light cream color cream cheese that is free from lumps or grittiness. 

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