Cream cheese is slightly tangy in taste, soft cheese that is made from unskimmed milk with additional cream added making it very high in fat content.
The origins of cream cheese come from England and France as far back as the mid 1500s while written recipes began in mid 1700s. The appearance of cream cheese in the United States is attributed to William Lawrence from New York in 1880.
Cream Cheese is used as a spread by itself or mixed with flavorings. Cream cheese is often used in appetizers and desserts in particularly the cheesecake. Bagel with cream cheese and smoked fish is a New York city staple.