Cream Cheese

Makes about 1 pound

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese, homemade cream cheese, how to make cream cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 408 kcal
Author Cultured Palate



  1. Heat the cream to 86 F and turn off the heat.
  2. Add starter culture and mix thoroughly.
  3. Cover and allow to sit for 12 hours at room temperature.
  4. For a thicker consistency, line a colander with cheesecloth and place curds into colander. Allow to drain for several hours in the refrigerator until the desired consistency is reached.
  5. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.
  6. This will keep for about a month.
  7. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 27g135%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 88mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1740IU35%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 77mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.