cream cheese

noun
1.
a soft, white, smooth-textured, unripened, spreadable cheese made of sweet milk and sometimes cream.
2.
Gulf States. cottage cheese.

Origin:
1575–85


2. See cottage cheese.
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cream cheese
 
n
a smooth soft white cheese made from soured cream or milk

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cream cheese

soft, smooth, unripened cheese made either with cream or with a mixture of milk and cream. It is nearly white in colour and has a mild but rich taste. Cream cheese is similar to cottage cheese but is higher in fat content, cottage cheese being made from skim or nonfat milk. A similar cheese made in France is known as Neufchatel.

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