If you thought cream cheese must be, by definition, mass-produced and over-processed, consider Sierra Nevada Organic Cream Cheese.
This is not Philly brand.
The cheese is hand-made in small batches, and is attracting a following in northern California these days. To be sure, Sierra Nevada doesn't rank among the world's great cheeses -- the variety is just too basic -- but it's mighty tasty, nevertheless.
In fact, at the recent California State Fair, Sierra Nevada was named "Best in Show." And that was against some famous competition.
Check out the full list of winners by clicking here.