Our Brand

It is a story of high standards, quality and freshness that lives from passionate people, who started with a great product and kept finding ways to make it even better.

For more than 100 years we have been pioneering the cream cheese standards to bring you the great taste you love, because at Philadelphia we believe that dairy goodness makes everyday more pleasurable.

1872

Here is where it all started when William Lawrence invented the first cream cheese in New York. His mission was to bring fresher, richer taste experience to the cheese market.

1880

'Philadelphia' is first adopted as the brand name. It is named after the city of Philadelphia which was considered at the time to be the home of top quality food.

1903

The Phenix Cheese Company of New York bought the Philadelphia trademark.

1920s

Oscar J. Links joins the company and his passion for Cream Cheese sets new standards with extended shelf life and preserved freshness and taste in aluminum foil packaging.

1930s

In 1928 Kraft merges with the Phenix Cheese Company and introduces the first automated packaging machine in 1935.

1960s

The only dairy product with guaranteed freshness for 21 days – Philadelphia – is introduced in Europe.

1980s

Philadelphia now comes in different flavours, levels of fat. The fiddly foil packs are replaced with a handy tub.

2009

Freshness has a new shape. The oval shaped pack is introduced and set to become iconic for Philadelphia up to these days.

today

Philadelphia still stands for unique creaminess and cool freshness. Europe’s #1 Cream Cheese
William Lawrence
Philadelphia in 1880
Phenix Cheese Company - N.Y.
Oskar J. Links
Phenix Cheese Company
Philadelphia in Europe
Philadelphia in 1980
Oval shaped pack
Cool freshness

Savourthe Moment

We believe in the power of everyday moments. Life is better when you consciously appreciate the small everyday magic when you connect with your loved ones, with yourself or people you meet along the way.

Philadelphia’s signature taste – the mix of freshness and creaminess - surprises you and awakens your senses, to help you fully appreciate that moment in your day.

Feel good, do good.
Savour the Moment!

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