Food & Nutrition

10 Best Cream Cheese Substitutes

Mascarpone Cheese

Mascarpone cheese almost has the same nutritional values as cream cheese. However, the texture is creamier and the taste is a bit more acidic, sweet, and milky due to the presence of more fat. Like Neufchatel, mascarpone is low in sodium and high in calcium. However, fat content could make it an unhealthy option for people with hypertension, high cholesterol, and other cardiovascular problems. Overall, this is a suitable substitute for flavor and texture rather than for your health. The smooth and sweet taste makes mascarpone a good option for desserts, frosting, cakes, and cupcakes. [2]