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Cream Cheese

Many think that cream cheese is Kraft’s branded “Philadelphia Cheese”. In a previous life so did I. It never occurred to me that I could make my own cream cheese at home on the kitchen counter. Once I found out how easy it is I was surprised no one I knew was making their own cream cheese. The difference in taste between mass produced cream cheeses and a home-made cream cheese is astounding. I would be interested to hear if any agree with me or if they think I’m exaggerating! Most commercial cream cheeses – including ones labelled organic – use powdered LABs to ferment their products. To be fair, I think they are obliged to do so by a set of food regulations unable to distinguish between the good, the bad and the ugly. If you make your own cream cheese from home-made clabbered milk or yoghurt you can be sure you’re using wild ferments. Cream cheese is used in hundreds of recipes and has many different names : fromage blanc in French, kwark in German …