Has a soft and spreadable texture with a mildly acidic flavour.
Traditionally, it is made from un-skimmed milk enriched with additional cream. Cream cheese is not naturally matured and is meant to be consumed fresh.
Cream cheese is typically used in savoury snacks, as a spread on bread, bagels, crackers, and various types of raw vegetables. It can be used in cheesecakes and salads or as a base to some spreads, such as yogurt-cream cheese topping cakes and slices.