Has anyone tried freezing cream cheese?

pamalale

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? 
Apr 27, 2015 @ 01:33 am

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glumbumble

yes

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."
Apr 27, 2015 @ 07:40 am
glumbumble

correction

Thekrazycouponlady.com
Auto correct on my phone screwed up the link.
Apr 27, 2015 @ 07:41 am
Khaleesi86

Yes

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, :).
Apr 27, 2015 @ 12:43 pm
pamalale

thanks!

Thanks for your reply, I'll try freezing some to use in baked dishes!
Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:51 am
pamalale

whoops

Thanks to you, glumbumble, I forgot to say (where are my manners!)
Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:53 am
pamalale

stuffed meatballs?! YUM!

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!
Apr 28, 2015 @ 02:00 am
chrissyann123

FREEZING CREAM CHEESE?

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.
Apr 28, 2015 @ 01:36 pm
pamalale

yay!

Thanks chrissyann123, now I just gotta wait for a sale so I can buy lots to use now and also to freeze for later!
Apr 29, 2015 @ 12:51 am

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