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.

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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...