Cream cheese is considered to be one of the types of cheese that you can purchase. They can be flavored, or they can be plain so that you can add the flavor that you want. It is quite common for people to use actual cream cheese for baking cakes or for creating different dishes.
A cream cheese spread is something that is already flavored, and it is also softer as compared to cream cheese. The cream cheese spread can be used to flavor your bread slices. Most cream cheese spreads are salty because the cheese is usually mixed with other herbs and also salt.