Homemade Cream Cheese

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Nov. 07, 2011

Making homemade cream cheese came from I having opted this year to cook a dish each week with a chosen ingredient, and I chose cream cheese. I love cream cheese, I think it can be the salvation of any meal. It has been a salvation of many of my favorite meals. When I announced that on Twitter, I got a reply back from Michael Ruhlman, who constantly asks us to cook our own food. When I attended Blogher food, i made bacon after seeing his demo. So I sat down, and looked up how to make cream cheese.


Half n half 1 Quart
Mesophilic 8/9 Gram (1 pack)



1. In a flat baking dish, pour out half and half from the package.

2. Add Mesophilic culture and stir the mixture well.

3. Wrap plastic over the top of the dish and keep it aside on a kitchen counter for 18 to 24 hours.

4. Strain the cream cheese formed through a butter cloth and collect whey in a stainless steel pot. It will take 3-4 hours till this process is completed and your cream cheese is ready!


5. Stir some herbs or jam into this Homemade Cream Cheese and spread it over your bread for breakfast.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 308Calories from Fat 239

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 97 mg4.04%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet