It was simple, with a hand held mixer, to fluff up a block of softened "Neufchatel" with a little bit of milk. I feared that the once i put it back in the fridge it would firm up and be just as hard to spread -- but no! Easy to spread!
I look forward to adding herbs from the garden this summer.
This is also posted at https://elainegrey.dreamwidth.org/692548.html .