Cream Cheese (like Philly)

Homemade cream cheese is silky smooth and incredibly delicious

Apr 10, 2016
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Preparation time:
30 min.
Cooking time:
6 h.
10 servings

With this unbelievably easy recipe you can create a great and fresh alternative to store­bought soft cheeses, which often are full of additives and preservatives.


  • 2 cups heavy cream,
  • 1 cup whole milk,
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk,
  • 1 tsp salt

Note: makes about 350g (12 oz)

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  • pour heavy cream and milk into a pot, place it on the stove and heat it up over medium heat,
  • bring it almost to a boil (80° C / 175° F, below the boiling point it becomes steamy), stir frequently to prevent scorching,
  • once it reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the stovetop,
  • add the buttermilk and stir well to combine, cover the pot with a lid and let it sit overnight to let the curds form,
  • sprinkle the salt and use a whisk to break the curds into small pieces,
  • line a fine­mesh strainer or sieve with a clean cheesecloth or coffee filter and place it over a bowl,
  • pour in the mass and transfer it all to the fridge; allow it to drain in the fridge for at least 6 hours,
  • once done, peel off the coffee filter or the cheesecloth and put the cheese in a container with tight­fitting lid.
Cheese can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days.
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