Freezing Cream Cheese

Can you freeze cream cheese?

Debbie from Richmond, KY

Ad
Flag
February 16, 20090 found this helpful

Yes, definitely. As the other posters have mentioned, it will be best used for cooking once you've frozen it. According to stilltasty, it will keep at least a couple of months frozen:

http://www.stilltasty.com/fooditems/index/17013

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
February 17, 20090 found this helpful

Our son and girlfriend freeze sometimes for use in a garden salad. It's quite good.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 17, 20090 found this helpful

I've noticed a texture change after I've frozen and thawed cream cheese, but I still use it on my bagels. The flavor isn't affected by freezing.

I suppose one could slightly improve the texture by running the cream cheese through a food processor, but I'v never bothered.

And according to a savvy friend,three months is the "freezer life" of cream cheese.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 18, 20090 found this helpful

No please don't. It really messes up the flavor and consistency. I have tried it many times and it doesn't work.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 18, 20090 found this helpful

Well, I freeze Cream Cheese all the time. It's something I buy extra of when its on sale, and freeze it. No problems with it that we have noticed.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 18, 20090 found this helpful

Thank you to everybody, you have been a big help!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
February 19, 20090 found this helpful

Absolutely. First, remove it from the original wrapper and then use your handy vacuum sealer to seal it before putting it in the freezer. Let it thaw in the fridge for a few days before using it.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 16, 2009 Flag
0 found this helpful

I'm going on vacation and I forgot to use up a brick of cream cheese. Can it be frozen?

Maryeileen from Brooklyn OH

Answers:

Freezing Cream Cheese

Yes you can. However, the texture is not the same when thawed and is best used in making cheesecake and the like I have found. (09/20/2007)

By Rheaad

Freezing Cream Cheese

Yes, you can totally freeze a brick of cream cheese. I do it all the time, it's not good for spreading afterward though, since it's crumbly like cottage cheese (it does not make it runny). I only use it in baking desserts, etc. (10/06/2007)


By Sue

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Related
Categories
Food and Recipes Freezing DairyFebruary 16, 2009
Guides
A piece of carrot cake on plate with cream cheese frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipes
Freezing Whipped Cream. Making Whipped Cream
Freezing Whipped Cream
Cream Cheese Brownies
Cream Cheese Brownies
Ricotta cheese on fig leaves on white plate, with cheese knife.
Freezing Ricotta Cheese
More
🎉
New Years Ideas!
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on December 5, 2016 at 6:24:17 PM on 10.0.0.99 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!