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Can you freeze cream cheese?

Debbie from Richmond, KY

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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.stil  tems/index/17013

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February 17, 20090 found this helpful

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 18, 20090 found this helpful

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

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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.

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November 20, 2011 Flag

I want to make this pie a few days ahead. It will be a cranberry cream cheese pie. It will not have whipped cream in it. It will have a cranberry topping made with previously frozen cranberries. The topping will be similar to sauce, but thickened with cornstarch.

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Can I freeze it after it is made? The cream cheese I will use has not been frozen.

Please advise.

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February 16, 2009 Flag

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

Maryeileen from Brooklyn OH

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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)

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