Don't Freeze Real Cream Cheese
There was a sale on cream cheese so I bought a few packs. Thought I'd be smart and freeze them for use in future recipe testing. Then I thawed one and the cheese separated and my kids wouldn't touch it! It looked like fine curd cottage cheese--not appealing at all. The fat-free cream cheese doesn't have that problem when freezing. Must be the zero fat content and the preservatives. Anyway, cream cheese should stay in the refrigerator unopened in those foil packs for several weeks--if not months! So, I recommend that you don't freeze real cream cheese.