Kraft Is Asking You NOT To Make Cheesecake For the Holidays

The U.S. is currently in the midst of a cream cheese shortage, putting many people’s holiday menus at risk. If you were planning to make cheesecake for Christmas, Kraft, the makers of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, is asking you to make brownies, cookies, pies, or anything that doesn’t include their signature product. That's because it takes four packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese to make a single cheesecake. By asking customers to steer clear of cream cheese, Kraft is hoping to conserve some for the businesses that need it the most. Supply chain issues, increased demand, and a cyber attack at a major dairy processor in October have resulted in an unprecedented cream cheese shortage. Junior’s Cheesecake had to pause production for the first time in its 71-year history, and some New York bagel shops have resorted to hoarding whatever cream cheese they can find. The holidays could put an even tighter squeeze on the industry, which is why Kraft is begging their customers to create holiday goodies that don’t contain cream cheese.