"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-10-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
cook4us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 13
Neufchatel Cheese

Has anyone tried Neufchatel Cream Cheese?

__________________

__________________
cook4us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 06:35 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,170
Hi, cook. I've seen it on the store shelves but haven't had the occasion to try it. Why do you ask?
__________________

__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,394
Cookforus....

The American version of Neufchatel Cheese is very similar to the regular Philadelphia Cream Cheese. With the Neufchatel being slightly lower in calories due to lower milk fat content.

Enjoy!
__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 07:55 PM   #4
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Bob View Post
Cookforus....

The American version of Neufchatel Cheese is very similar to the regular Philadelphia Cream Cheese. With the Neufchatel being slightly lower in calories due to lower milk fat content.

Enjoy!
Excactly.If I remember correctly its a bit softer than cream cheese
__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 08:05 PM   #5
The Dude Abides
 
TATTRAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bermuda Native in D.C./NoVA
Posts: 5,324
Send a message via AIM to TATTRAT Send a message via Yahoo to TATTRAT Send a message via Skype™ to TATTRAT
It is delish. If you like cream Cheese, give it a shot.
__________________
flickr
TATTRAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2007, 08:09 PM   #6
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,408
I've used it a lot. If you want it for a bagel or muffin or in a dip, etc. it will work fine.

Neufchatel, a French cheese, came first. American cream cheese came about as the result of someone in the US trying to imitate French neufchatel. He ended up with a thicker cheese and called it cream cheese. It is higher in fat than Neuf...

Ironically, Philadelphia makes Neufchatel, which is naturally lower in fat, and calls it low fat cream cheese!
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 12:30 AM   #7
Master Chef
 
jabbur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,482
I use it all the time in place of cream cheese. I find it tends to melt better in recipes and spreads easier by itself and the lower fat content is always a good thing. I can't taste a much of a difference with the possible exception of cream cheese is bit stronger but not by much.
__________________
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 12:37 AM   #8
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Metro New York
Posts: 8,764
Send a message via Yahoo to ChefJune
It also works just as well as regular Philly in cheesecake recipes.
__________________
Wine is the food that completes the meal.
ChefJune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 10:56 AM   #9
Executive Chef
 
Michelemarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suburb of Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,614
Send a message via Yahoo to Michelemarie
Yes, I use it all the time, I can't taste a difference.
__________________
Michele Marie
Michelemarie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2007, 01:10 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,394
I wasn't going to say so, because I thought it may be my inexperienced cheese palate, but I can't taste any difference either. Maybe the Neufchatel is just a bit softer due to more moisture content.
__________________

__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.