1978 Philadelphia Cheese

1978 advert for Philadelphia Cheese .

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% milkfat (as marketed) with a moisture content of not more than 55%, and a pH range of 4.4 to 4.9.

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 Neufch√Ętel. It is more comparable in taste, texture, and production methods to Boursin and Mascarpone.

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