Neufchâtel cheese is the original form that the developer or cream cheese was trying to duplicate. It is similar but not the same in taste and texture to cream cheese, and is often marketed as 1/3 fat cream cheese in North America.
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Neufschatel cheese is essentially a fancy name for lowfat cream cheese. An even lower in fat option is laughing cow spreadable cheese, but that is more heavily processed than neufschatel... So it depends on whether less fat or less additives is a higher priority for you.
I think neufschatel cheese is one of the few foods where the lowfat option tastes just as good, or better, than the full fat cream cheese.
Another yummy option for those who don't tolerate cow's milk or want more flavor.. Is to get mild goat cheese cumbles and mix with soymilk or almond milk to give it a spreadable texture.
It's a lot like cream cheese, but lower in fat. It's a better option in recipes than low-fat cream cheese because the texture is better, less rubbery.
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I love neufchatel cheese. It has a slightly different flavor than regular cream cheese; a little sharper, I guess? I like it a lot, and used to eat it before I realized it was a third of the fat of regular cream cheese.
Philadelphia's 1/3 less fat cream cheese is the same thing, as far as I can tell.
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