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Old 09-06-2012, 11:20 AM   #21
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It's sour cream.

Actually, Crema Mexican is a mixture of sour cream and heated heavy cream, which is then allowed to ferment without refrigeration for 12 hours, then referigerated for an additional 12 hours to thicken..

Like I suggested earlier, mascarpone is an creamy Italian cheese that tastes absolutely nothing like cream cheese or Neufchâtel and can be substituted in recipes ounce for ounce.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #22
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Goat cheese might work.
What kind of goat cheese? I've had goat cheese from stuff that was hard and tasted like toffee (gjetost) to goat brie to stuff that was like Boursin.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #23
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I wonder if paneer could be used. It is easily made from whole milk and lemon juice.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #24
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Hey everyone. I was just wondering if there are any good substitutions for cream cheese that are not yogourt or cottage cheese? I highly dislike all three, but so many pasta and dessert recipes call for cream cheese - will it depend on each individual recipe what can be used?
Have you tried cream cheese, yogourt, or cottage cheese in these recipes?

A lot of ingredients don't necessarily taste nice on their own, but add a lot to a recipe. My husband won't voluntarily eat an olive, but he puts chopped olives in pasta sauce. I won't voluntarily eat chunks of green pepper, but I add chopped green pepper to pasta sauce and julienned green pepper to salads. I don't really enjoy eating plain yogourt, but I use it in lots of food.

Usually when I see cream cheese in a sauce, it is actually a substitute for heavy cream. It often thickens the sauce much faster than cream does.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:26 PM   #25
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How about dairy free cream cheese? There is a soy product.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:37 PM   #26
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I am with Sir_Loin_Of_Beef, marscapone is a great substitute. Creme fraiche may be another possibile winner. Best of luck, and happy cooking!
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #27
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Wouldn't the heat or adding other ingredients change the flavor of the ones she doesn't like?

I enjoy cream cheese on an English muffin, yet it has an entirely different taste in cream cheese frosting.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #28
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Have u tried labne?
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:07 PM   #29
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She doesn't like the taste of cream cheese.

The suggestions to use cream cheese and Neaufchatel fail on that mark.

Again, I blame Kraft. Seriously.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #30
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I made the chicken dish for supper tonight. It was good and will become a staple at my house. Even though the OP doesn't like the taste of cream cheese, it is not a flavor in the dish. The chicken and the Italian seasonings were the things that flavored the dish. The cream cheese was more like a base for the sauce. I would encourage the OP to make the dish as directed the first time. She may be surprised with the taste.
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