Cream cheese makes everything more delicious whether it’s used for spreading on crackers for a quick snack, or for making a dip extra creamy, or for baking a special cheesecake. Cheese lovers surely have a tub of this in their refrigerator and serious bakers must horde bricks of cream cheese in their pantry.
But, have you ever been craving that smooth, delicious cheese, gone through your fridge and realized that your cream cheese has gone past its expiration date? It is always such a waste to throughout good food, so here’s everything you need to know
Let’s say you bought a few extra bricks of cream cheese at the supermarket. Perhaps they were on sale at a bargain that you couldn't resist. Maybe you bought more than you needed for a baking project. Chances are, there are one or two bricks that may be lying in your fridge unopened.
Good news is, your unopened cream cheese is probably still safe to enjoy! Because of modern packing techniques and production standards, food products are preserved much longer.
Cream cheese, unopened, in a plastic
Once you’ve broken the manufacturer’s seal and exposed your yummy spread to the elements, its shelf life also starts to decrease rapidly. Cream cheese lasts for one to two weeks from the time you open it – if you do not eat it all before that!
Because it is a soft cheese that has not gone through much processing and pasteurization, a cream cheese’s life is quite volatile. It is also affected by many different factors: how high the fat content is; whether it is plain or flavored with fruit, nuts, vegetables, or even fish; and of course, how it is stored.
Another way to ensure that your cream cheese lasts long is by avoiding contamination once it is opened. Be sure you do not get and
As each manufacturer’s process is different, you must check individual sell-by dates carefully. Despite the guidelines above, check your particular cheese before you deem it safe for consumption.
Use your senses:
Always trust your instincts when deciding whether or not your cream cheese is already spoiled. If there is any doubt, throw it out. It’s hard to waste food, but worse to get sick from food that’s gone bad.
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