According to the
American food processing company Kraft Foods, the
first American cream cheese was made in Chester,
New York in 1872 by American dairyman William
Lawrence. In 1880, 'Philadelphia'
was adopted as the brand name, after the city that
was considered at the time to be the home of top
quality food in the USA. Today, the Philly brand
is going green in its Lowville, New York plant.
The plant is using less energy by installing
anaerobic digesters, using less electricity by
replacing its interior lights with energy
efficient T-8 lighting, using less water and
aiming for a 25% overall water use reduction, and
initiating an aggressive recycling program.