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National Cream Cheese Frosting Day – December 13, 2022

National Cream Cheese Frosting Day is celebrated every year in the United States on December 13. The purpose of the celebration is to recognize how much people all across the world enjoy dairy products. The holiday was established by Arla, a leader in clean-label cream cheese, the key ingredient in the nation’s most beloved seasonal dessert topping. During the holidays, cream cheese frosting is much more in demand. A simple cake or pastry can become a wonderful delicacy thanks to the frosting, a delectable spread.

History of National Cream Cheese Frosting Day

On National Cream Cheese Frosting Day, you can indulge in something delicious and show your admiration for the delicacy. American cream cheese was created in the 1870s by a dairyman from New York City named William Lawrence. It is thought to have been created accidentally. Lawrence attempted to make a French cheese known as ‘Neufchâtel,’ but the product he produced had a softer texture since it had more moisture and less fat. This product became known as cream cheese, which was loved by many.

Eventually, cream cheese rose to the status of a somewhat pricey treat. In New York City, it was often served in specialized eateries. Foil wrappers were first used by Lawrence to sell the cheese. He also created the Philadelphia name brand. Lawrence’s company and the Philadelphia trademark were acquired by The Phoenix Cheese Company in 1903, and The Kraft Cheese Company acquired the brand in 1928. Pasteurized cheese was created in 1912 by James L. Kraft, who also invented Philadelphia Brand cream cheese.

Philadelphia cream cheese is still being produced by Kraft Foods today. Consumers of all races appreciated the brand and it gained popularity globally. By the 1960s, cream cheese had become more widely available in supermarkets, and cheesecake in America is now generally associated with a product that contains a cream cheese base.

National Cream Cheese Frosting Day timeline

2000 B.C.
Cheese is Made

Anthropologists trace cheese making back to this period.

776 B.C.
Athletes Eat Cheesecake

Cheesecake is served to the athletes during the first Olympic Games.

1870s
Cream Cheese is Invented

Cream cheese is invented by William Lawrence.

1912
Pasteurized Cheese is Invented

James L. Kraft invents pasteurized cheese.

National Cream Cheese Frosting Day FAQs

Can cream cheese replace butter?

Cream cheese can be used in place of butter to make pastries.

Does cream cheese go with seafood?

Cream cheese is the main ingredient in the filling of crab rangoon. This is an appetizer commonly served at Chinese restaurants in the U.S.

Is cream cheese put in sushi?

Some people like to add cream cheese to make more westernized sushi rolls.

National Cream Cheese Frosting Day Activities

  1. Eat some cream cheese

    You can enjoy a delicious dessert with a cream cheese filling or topping. You’ll love every bite.

  2. Enjoy a dessert

    You can celebrate the holiday by enjoying your favorite dessert. It’s good to splurge from time to time.

  3. Make some cream cheese

    You can learn how to make cream cheese. Find a recipe online, then show your baking prowess. We know you'll prepare some delectable cheese cream.

5 Delicious Facts About Cream Cheese

  1. It’s good in omelets

    Cream cheese can be added to omelets.

  2. It goes on bread

    Cream cheese can be spread on bread or bagels.

  3. It can be a dip

    Cream cheese can be eaten as a dip with crackers or chips.

  4. It can be mixed

    Cream cheese can be mixed with other ingredients such as yogurt or fruits.

  5. It is used in sauce

    It is used to thicken sauces.

Why We Love National Cream Cheese Frosting Day

  1. It creates happiness

    The holiday reminds people to enjoy a treat. Treats make people happy by making the brain release endorphins. These hormones make you feel happy almost immediately.

  2. It encourages baking

    The holiday encourages more people to learn how to make cream cheese and cream cheese delicacies. Baking for yourself or your loved ones can provide you with a great feeling of accomplishment.

  3. It's healthy

    Eating cream cheese occasionally is good for our health. Cream cheese is a great source of vitamin A, low in lactose, and a good source of antioxidants.

National Cream Cheese Frosting Day dates

YearDateDay
2022December 13Tuesday
2023December 13Wednesday
2024December 13Friday
2025December 13Saturday
2026December 13Sunday

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