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Cream cheese


Cream cheese is an American invention that dates back to 1872. Aside from being the key ingredient in cheese cake, the smooth soft cheese is served with fruit, crackers, or on breads such as bagels.

Cream cheese is made from cow's milk and is considered an unripened cheese and by definition must contain at least 33 % milk fat. The cream cheese product is available in full fat, low-fat or light. A similar product is Neufachatel cheese which is lower in fat (about 23%). There is also a spreadable version which is simply whipped cream cheese which gives the product a light easy-to-spread texture.
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Substitute for cream cheese

Equal parts of cottage cheese, drained, blended with half-and-half or cream + a little butter
8 oz lower fat cottage cheese 1/4 cup margarine
Equal amts.. of lower fat (Neufchatel) cream cheese
Equal parts of ricotta cheese plus plain yogurt

Equivalents

8 oz.   =   1 cup (1/2 pound)
3oz = 1/3 cup or 6 tbsp., 3/8 cup

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#1017)
Serving Size
1 cup (232 grams)
Calories
793
Total Fat
79g
  Saturated Fat
45g
Cholesterol
255mg
Sodium
745mg
Potassium
320mg
Total Carbohydrates
9g
  Dietary Fiber
0g
  Sugars
7g
Protein
14g

Ingredients

Brand: Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese: Pasteurized nonfat milk and milkfat,  cheese culture, whey protein concentrate, salt, stabilizers (xanthan and/or carob bean and/or guar gums).

 

 

 

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