- a soft, white, smooth-textured, unripened, spreadable cheese made of sweet milk and sometimes cream.
- Gulf States. cottage cheese.
Origin of cream cheese
First recorded in 1575–85
Regional variation note
2. See cottage cheese.
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Examples from the Web for cream cheese
Once the muffins have cooled, pipe a small amount of the cream-cheese mixture on top of each one.Bacon Corn Muffins With Savory Cream-Cheese Frosting
August 25, 2009
And if Mrs. Eddy said that cream-cheese was evil, would that make it so?The House of Defence v. 2
E. F. Benson
However, the food was good, wholesome grey bread and a quaint mess of eggs and cream-cheese.The Passing of the Turkish Empire in Europe
B. Granville Baker
On his way to the giant's, the cobbler makes some balls of plaster of Paris and cream-cheese, and puts them in his pocket.Italian Popular Tales
Thomas Frederick Crane
Then she made up a parcel of cream-cheese and bread and butter wrapped in lettuce leaves, and gave me a big bottle of tea.
Little Leon and Norine, who had immediately become the best of friends, emptied the salad-bowl of its cream-cheese.Ten Tales
- a smooth soft white cheese made from soured cream or milk
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