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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

CREAM CHEESE, SOLD IN FOIL-WRAPPED BLOCK — UNOPENED PACKAGE

RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 1 month after date on package
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 2 months
Tips
  • Keep refrigerated — do not open until ready to use.
  • If cheese develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes; if mold appears, discard the entire package.
  • Unopened cream cheese sold in foil-wrapped block may be frozen in its original packaging.
  • Frozen cream cheese may become crumbly and lose some of its flavor; the thawed cream cheese will be best suited to cooked dishes, such as sauces, soups and casseroles.
  • Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.

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