Yes! Well i did, would. Admittedly a few years ago. Really don't see the risk, sure French women still eat their mouldy cheese, pates etc we're all advised against. A processed, pasteurised cream cheese within date should pose no risk : )
You can eat soft cheese like Philadelphia as it's pasteurised. You can even have a Brie and cambert as if brought from supermarket will be pasteurised. If going to a restaurant and having it baked or deep fried will also be perfectly fine.
I'm afraid that isn't correct, and some HCP are out of date with this. The issue is listeria (very rare though it is to get it from cheese). The bacterium needs moist conditions, so the hard blue cheeses are ok, the soft ones and Brie-like one are not as there is a slight risk.
It is safe to eat cheeses made from pasteurized milk. It says so on the wrapping if it is made with pasteurized milk. And Philadelphia is cream cheese, not one made of raw milk. Blue cheeses like gorgonzola are fine if they are from pasteurized milk.