A bowl of cream cheese
Here’s How Long You Can Eat Cream Cheese After Opening
A little cream cheese goes a long way, and you should know how long the leftovers last. The answer is tricky since the cheese degrades in quality before it becomes unsafe.
According to the USDA, refrigerated cream cheese is safe to eat for up to two weeks after opening. However, it will retain its flavor and quality for just a week to 10 days.
After this point, the flavor will degrade as it starts to lose its tanginess. Make sure to toss it if it takes on a yellowish color, develops mold, or starts to get hard and dry.