Cream cheese is classified as a fresh cheese because it is not harvested. As a result, it has a short duration once opened. The cream cheese must be refrigerated even if not opened to prevent it from spoiling. The taste is mild, fresh and sweet, but has a slight pleasant taste. At the room temperature, cream cheese easily spreads and gains a smooth as well as a creamy consistency. It is sold in blocks coated with aluminum or in a soft diffusion shape that has the air mounted to make it spreadable directly from the refrigerator.