Cream Cheese

Cream Cheese

Description

Gina Marie cream cheese is made with three ingredients-fresh milk, cream and sea salt. Like the other cheeses from Sierra Nevada, no stabilizers are used, nor gums, fillers or animal rennet. The result is a fresh tasting cream cheese with a lighter texture and creamy flavor.

Applications/Techniques

Great for baking, pastries, desserts, dips and spreads.

History

Cheese is often grouped by the type of milk used-cow, goat or sheep-but it may be more useful for cooking purposes to categorize by the length of aging and their final texture. When doing so, the words most often used include fresh, soft-ripened, semisoft, firm and blue. Cream cheese is a fresh cheese-meaning not aged at all. Since aging creates flavor, fresh cheeses are among the mildest. They most closely resemble the original character and the flavor of the milk from which they were made. For instance, goat's milk imparts a tartness, while cow's milk is mild. The texture is usually smooth and easily spreadable. We feel that the addition of Gina Marie Cream Cheese to the other cheeses from Sierra Nevada Cheese Co-Chevre, Feta and aged Cheddar-creates an excellent selection from this local company.

Flavor Friends

  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Citrus, juice and zest
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Nutmeg
  • Pumpkin
  • Quince paste
  • Sour cream

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