A Taste of Our Story

From Farm to Bagel

The Journey

It all starts in the dairy farms of Wisconsin and upstate New York, sourcing milk and cream from the best American dairy farms. We bring the same local quality to every product with no artificial preservatives, flavors, or dyes.

Smooth Victories

  1. 1872

    We invent cream cheese in New York (yes, not in Pennsylvania)!

  2. 1880

    "Philadelphia" brand name adopted, named after the city most famous for premium-quality food at the time. Our iconic foil wrapping begins.

  3. 1939

    The classic Philadelphia Brick is introduced.

  4. 1950s

    We introduce cheesecake as a mainstream dessert in the U.S.

  5. 1971

    Our delicious Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese hits shelves for the first time.

  6. 1981

    Our crave-worthy Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese is introduced.

  7. 2013

    At the 9th annual Cream Cheese Festival, we create a 6,900 lb cheesecake and obtain the Guinness World Record for the world's largest cheesecake!

  8. 2017

    We launch Philadelphia Cheesecake Cups and Philadelphia Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Dip to fulfill all your sweet and savory snacking cravings.

  9. 2021

    Philadelphia Cheesecake Crumble dessert launches.

  10. 2022

    Philadelphia celebrates its 150th anniversary!

Our commitment to craftsmanship and simplicity provides a difference you can feel.

Make Creamy Creations

Get inspired – from cheesecake to rich, creamy sauces, to whatever you can dream of. Philadelphia makes any recipe a decadent treat.