Are There Eggs in Cream Cheese?
Eggs are not a common ingredient in cream cheese. You should not expect eggs to be in the popular cream cheese brands found at grocery stores. Ingredients that you will typically find in cream cheese are milk/cream, clotting enzymes, salt, cheese whey, and stabilizers. The Food and Drug Administration outlines the requirements for cream cheese here (see §133.133) and notably eggs are not listed as an ingredient.
Ingredients – Cream Cheese Brands
Here are the ingredients of cream cheeses that you will find at many supermarkets. You will notice no egg ingredients in any of these cream cheeses.
Philadelphia – Pasteurized Milk and Cream, Salt, Carob Bean Gum, Cheese Culture
Tillamook Original Farmstyle Cream Cheese – Cultured Pasteurized Milk and Cream, Whey Protein Concentrate, Skim Milk, Salt
Challenge Cream Cheese – Pasteurized Milk And Cream, Cheese Culture, Salt, Guar Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum
Kroger Original Cream Cheese – Pasteurized Milk and Cream, Cheese Culture, Salt, Guar Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum
Kite Hill Almond Milk Cream Cheese – Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Salt, Enzyme, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Lactic Acid, Cultures
Belle Chevre Original Cream Cheese – Pasteurized Goat Milk, Culture, Enzymes, Salt.
365 Whole Foods Cream Cheese – Pasteurized Milk And Cream, Cheese Culture, Salt, Guar Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum
You should be confident that just about any cream cheese you pick up at the grocery store will not have eggs. However, you should certainly read the label of cream cheese you intend to buy if eggs are a concern for you to consume. This is especially true for specialty cream cheese products. Of course, cream cheese has dairy making it not suitable for vegans or other people that seek to avoid dairy in their diets.