Wikipedia Article About Neufchatel on Wikipedia
Neufchâtel is a semi-soft French cheese from the Normandy region of France. White in color, it is made with whole milk, unlike cream cheese, which is very similar but made with cream. It is moldable into many shapes due to its consistency. Because it is similar in taste and texture to cream cheese yet contains less fat (because it is made with milk rather than cream), it is often marketed as a reduced-fat cream cheese. The brand Philadelphia, which primarily manufactures cream cheese, also markets Neufchâtel cheese, as a sort of lower-fat cream cheese substitute or alternative.