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Bear Cables
05-14-2010, 01:08
Any thoughts on how cream chees would hold up on the trail? I found very small individual packs of it in the grocery and keep thinking how good rasin bread and cream cheese would be on a hiking morning.

05-14-2010, 07:30
If it's the little Philly 4 pack (love the strawberry), I had some hold up fine for two days in warmish weather in early April (AFSP to Neels Gap hike). They become soft and you may have to drain off some liquid, but hey, I still alive and kicking! Keep them burried in your pack and eat them within the first day or two...should be fine. :)

05-14-2010, 09:35
I never carried the packets, but occasionally I would carry out an 8 oz tub of it from town. I liked the tubs because I felt it was less messy. I didn't do it in super hot weather, though.

I worked it like this: cream cheese, in my experience, has a 24 hour life unrefrigerated. So the day out of town, I would have it as a snack, and the next day, I would have it as a snack, too. I shared with my hiking partner so 2 oz. each per snack works out good. Even at the 24 hr mark, the cheese starts to seperate (curds & whey?) but it's not going to hurt anything.

Cream cheese and honey on pitas or on some nice cinnamon raisin bread is a good change of pace.

Wise Old Owl
05-14-2010, 09:43
Nice post Tilly!

05-14-2010, 10:31
I have had good experience with a stick of cream cheese for about 2-3 days. By then its all gone! Use it in mac n cheese, bagels, etc.

05-14-2010, 11:20
You can also freeze the small packets of it to extend the shelf life. Gives you an extra day!
Otherwise....use up in 2-3 days or quicker if in very hot weather.

05-14-2010, 13:14
There is a product BaconOst, it's cream cheese and bacon, the product is made by Kavli, a Swedish company, who produces soft cheese, with many flavors, caviar, mayonnaise and a variety of foods in tubes. It will last for days.


They also have a Blue Cheese W/Whisky Flavor:


Kavli Products from Missing Sweden: