Cheese made from a combination of milk and single or double cream (US: heavy cream). It is smooth and spreadable with a rich flavour. The United States Department of Agriculture as containing at least 33% milk fat, but other countries have different standards. Cream cheese is not matured as other soft cheeses are, but it is often used as an ingredient in baking as well as a spread for sweet and savory baked goods such as a bagel.
In New Orleans, cream cheese is often sweetened and used as a filling for King Cakes. King Cakes that contain a cream cheese filling are appropriately called "filled" cakes. It can be flavored with fruit spreads as well to create flavors such as Strawberry Cream Cheese or Blueberry Cream Cheese filled King Cake.