From the Tudor table to the bagel: Cream cheese’s journey revealed
An American rabbi has become the top authority on the cheese that will make its way to many a dish on Shavuot. Jeffrey Marx shatters a few myths.
In the popular American imagination, cream cheese is inextricably linked to the old Jewish man selling it in a deli. But in fact, cream cheese is not an Eastern European product brought to America by Jewish immigrants, but a homegrown American product developed by a non-Jew who played around with the fat content. And another scoop: Philadelphia cream cheese is really from New York.
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