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Creole Cream Cheese Is the Secret to the Tangy, Mousselike Cheesecakes of New Orleans

Creole Cream Cheese Is the Secret to the Tangy, Mousselike Cheesecakes of New Orleans

By Joe Sevier, Joe Sevie, Tiffany Hopkins, Lauren Joseph, Kendra Vaculin

Unfortunately, Creole cream cheese isn’t the kind of thing you can go out and buy at every grocery store these days. “Even just outside New Orleans, people don’t know what Creole cream cheese is,” she says. She says “New Orleanians of a certain age” will remember regular Creole cream cheese deliveries courtesy of the milkman. But sometime in the 1980s and ‘90s, “conglomerate dairies started to overtake local farms.” Sightings of Creole cream cheese became rare. Creole cream cheese, which had once been a staple product of his family’s business, just might be the way to bring it back from the brink.