Mascarpone vs Cream Cheese. Mascarpone is essentially Italian cream cheese, but it's made from whole cream. Since mascarpone or "Italian cream cheese" has a higher fat content than "American" cream cheese, mascarpone has a much richer, creamier taste.
Similarly, you may ask, is cream cheese considered a soft cheese?
Any cheese (including the soft cheeses mentioned in this article) that is pasteurized is safe to eat during pregnancy. Use hard cheese, such as cheddar, Swiss, and Colby. Also, soft cheeses like mozzarella, pasteurized processed cheese slices and spread, cream cheese, and cottage cheese are safe to eat.
What is the difference between Neufchatel cheese and cream cheese?
American Cream Cheese and American Neufchâtel can be used interchangeably! Both are dense, tangy and spreadable. The biggest difference between the two: the Neufchâtel is made using milk exclusively (23% milkfat), and, cream cheese is made with milk and cream (33% milk fat).