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Cream Cheese Foam

Cheese in a whipped cream can
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Start with a recipe for making cream cheese, but just slightly reduce or increase the amount of time for fermentation, producing a thick liquid (instead of a soft solid). This dairy product will taste very similar to cream cheese, but of course have the wrong consistency to be labeled as such.

Put the liquid into a whipped cream dispenser, and apply to whatever foods you would normally put cream cheese on (bagels, crackers, etc).

goldbb, Feb 16 2010

Aerosol Cheese http://images.googl...0%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1
If putting processed cheddar, sharp cheddar and American cheese into an aerosol dispensing cannister can be done by this and other brands, doesn't that make putting whipped cream cheese into a similar container just a flavor variation? [jurist, Feb 16 2010]


       But wouldn't it ferment in the can?
DrWorm, Feb 16 2010

       Instead of a "Best Before" date, it could have a "Take Cover After" date.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 16 2010

       Naturally, one would pasteurize the creamy cheese-like liquid, to halt the fermentation process, before putting it into the can. Or perhaps apply high pressure processing, assuming that our dairy product is sufficiently acidic that HPP will kill the bacteria.
goldbb, Feb 16 2010

       This, surely, is just an idea for a specific flavor of Cheese Whiz, which is most thoroughly Baked.
DrCurry, Feb 17 2010

       Coming soon from National Foods: Mediaeval French Literature Lite Aerosol.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 17 2010

       "Not tasty, but good for you... "
8th of 7, Feb 17 2010

       DrCyrry, Cheese Whiz is a processed cheese food which typically comes in a jar. Maybe you're thinking of Easy Cheese?   

       Regardless, conventional cheese spread in a can with propellant has a barrier which prevents the propellant from mixing with the cheese-ish food-like stuff being dispensed.   

       This idea is about a cream-like cheese, not a paste, and *does* involve mixing the propellant with the cheese. And the stuff would probably be able to be legally called "cheese," rather than "processed cheese food." Oh, and it would probably need to be stored in a refrigerator, just like aerosol whipped cream.
goldbb, Feb 17 2010

       If that's the case, what makes you think "cheese foam" would be at all interesting, nourishing, or palatable? Aerosol cheese has some utility and appeal; "cheese foam" sounds like a dietetic let down.
jurist, Feb 17 2010

       I think that this is already baked with Philadelphia whipped cream cheese.. minus the aerosol can.
Jscotty, Feb 18 2010

       As someone who likes cheese, and in fact food in general, I must [-] this.   

       Don't be offended - I would also have voted against whipped cream in an aerosol, and many people think that's the best thing since sliced bread. Which I would also have voted against.
wagster, Feb 18 2010

       Sliced bread? What would you have proposed instead?
Jscotty, Feb 18 2010

       Unsliced, obviously. I never seemed to have any difficulty slicing it myself.
wagster, Feb 18 2010

       wagster, Surely breaking bread is much more traditional than slicing it :)   

       8/7, Aside from a slight difference in pH, and a low viscosity (prior to dispensing), this cheese would be identical to regular cream cheese, and thus should taste the same. Furthermore, pound for pound, it should have the exact same nutritional content as regular cream cheese, and thus it wouldn't be any healthier.   

       The benefit of this over regular cream cheese is that it is, in effect, a whipped cream cheese -- it has a much lower density, and, volume for volume, it has fewer calories and less fat than regular (unwhipped) cream cheese.   

       In fact, depending on how much whipping gas can be mixed in, this cheese might potentially be less dense than "regular" whipped cream cheese.   

       Jscotty, almost -- but this would be smoother, creamier, and lighter, while still tasting good.
goldbb, Feb 22 2010

       //voted against whipped cream in an aerosol//   

       What, pray tell, would one use then, as a gateway food for deviant sexual experimentation?
MikeD, Feb 22 2010

       i agree with DrCurry. i call baked!
AzuriteT3, Feb 24 2010


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