Has anyone tried freezing cream cheese?

on Apr 27, 2015 @ 01:33 am

I love cream cheese, and always have some in my fridge.  When there's a sale, I load up!  Just wondering, has anyone tried freezing cream cheese?  If so, does it alter the texture or taste? 

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yes on Apr 27, 2015 @ 07:40 am

From therapy coupon lady.com: "Although it's completely possible to freeze cream cheese, it does alter the texture. Thawed cream cheese is less creamy and a lot more crumbly than fresh cream cheese. Because of this, it's best to use frozen cream cheese in casseroles, baked dishes and dips. Pick a cream cheese that has a higher fat content."

correction on Apr 27, 2015 @ 07:41 am

Auto correct on my phone screwed up the link.

Yes on Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:43 pm

The only time I have ever frozen cheese (ricotta, not cream cheese) is when I make stuffed meatballs.
If you pack the cheese into balls and then freeze it it's much easier to make a meatball around it and it won't fall apart when you bake it.
I actually noticed a HUGE difference in taste.
Ricotta has such a strong taste and when it's been frozen you don't notice it as much.
Next time I make them I'll try to make the ball without freezing and see if it can bring back the taste I like, :).

thanks! on Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:51 am

Thanks for your reply, I'll try freezing some to use in baked dishes!

whoops on Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:53 am

Thanks to you, glumbumble, I forgot to say (where are my manners!)

stuffed meatballs?! YUM! on Apr 28, 2015 @ 02:00 am

Hi, Khaleesi86, that sounds so delicious...ricotta filled meatballs! Wow, now I'm hungry! I'm gonna try freezing cream cheese to try in baked dishes as suggested by glumbumble, and might notice a difference in taste as you have with the ricotta. Crossing my fingers that it's not a huge difference!

FREEZING CREAM CHEESE? on Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:36 pm

I freeze Cream Cheese along with many other kinds all the time like Brie because where I work they go on sale so I stock up. They are fine I just thaw them out at room temperature and honestly I cannot tell the difference. Great way to save money and for recipes.

yay! on Apr 29, 2015 @ 12:51 am

Thanks chrissyann123, now I just gotta wait for a sale so I can buy lots to use now and also to freeze for later!

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