cream cheese


Definition of cream cheese

: a mild soft unripened cheese made from whole sweet milk enriched with cream

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Spreadable items—like cream cheese, peanut butter, or Nutella—fall under the 3-1-1 liquids rule; same, typically, for canned or bottled items. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Rules For Flying to Follow So You Don't Get Kicked Off Your Flight," 19 Dec. 2018 Make the cheese ball: Combine the cream cheese and apple butter in a bowl. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 For pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "20 Chic Ideas for Your Grown-Up Halloween Party," 14 June 2017 Add cream cheese and pulse until mixture forms a ball. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Snowy Cookie Truffles," 30 Nov. 2018 Add cream cheese, stirring to melt, then fold in peas, lemon zest, Parmesan and tarragon. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Peas," 17 Aug. 2018 Arizona burger topped with jalapeño cream cheese and crispy onion strings. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Say hello to beer brunch! Gilbert's first OHSO Brewery opens April 23," 18 Apr. 2018 While cookies cool, make filling: Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth, about 3 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pies," 15 Feb. 2019 In food processor, puree cream cheese with sour cream until very smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Everything Bagel Dip," 21 Dec. 2018

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1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cream cheese was in 1583

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English Language Learners Definition of cream cheese

: a soft white cheese made from milk and cream

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Kids Definition of cream cheese

: a soft white cheese made from whole milk enriched with cream

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