Question by  Bill42 (28)

How did Philadelphia Cream Cheese get its name?


Answer by  Bess2728 (682)

Philadelphia Cream Cheese was first made by William Lawrence in Chester, New York back in 1872. "Philadelphia" was added to the name in 1880 by a cheese distributor named C.D. Reynolds. At the end the city of Philadelphia was considered to be synonymous with good quality food, especially dairy products.


Answer by  WilmaM (31)

The American cream cheese was created by William Lawrence of Chester, New York, in 1872. Lawrence was trying unsuccessfully to make Neufchatel cheese at the time. 'Philadelphia' was included in the brand name in 1880, because the city of Philadelphia had a reputation at the time for high quality food. Some people use "Philadelphia" to refer to any cream cheese.


Answer by  carol (1241)

It did not originate in Philadelphia. However the Philadelphia area was know for producing high quality food products. Therefore it was named as such to denote a high quality product.


Answer by  natalie22081 (33)

Philadelphia Cream Cheese was named for it's place of origin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was created when a dairy farmer was trying to come up with a new sandwich; the Philly Cheese Steak.


Answer by  serendip (408)

Philadelphia cream cheese was originally named in 1880. It was named "Philadelphia" (even though it was produced in New York) because Philadelphia was considered to be the home of the best quality of food at that time.


Answer by  timerunning (805)

A New York cheese distributor first began distributing cream cheese wrapped in tin-foil wrappers, calling it Philadelphia Brand and name "Philadelphia Brand cream cheese" was adopted by Reynolds.


Answer by  dannyg28 (3070)

Philadelphia cream cheese was first made in chester new york and has no ties to philadelphia, PA at all it was given its name because philadelphia was the city of love and they wanted people to love their cream cheese.


Answer by  MarkWatrous (729)

During the 1880's, the City of Philadelphia was known for quality foodstuffs. This cheese is a cast-off from attempting to make Neufch√Ętel cheese. The cheese was renamed to reflect quality.

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