Creme Fraiche is a popular French version of sour cream. It has a tangy, almost nutty, flavour that is wonderfully smooth. We sell the heirloom version which means you can continue to produce Creme Fraiche time and time again by reculturing cream from the previous batch you made. Heirloom Creme Fraiche is quite hard to come by these days. It's a fantastic way to ferment and preserve cream. It also tastes great and has many uses in the kitchen.
Our Creme Fraiche starter is an active culture containing the following lactic bacteria: lactococcus lactis supsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. diacetylactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris
To activate your Creme Fraiche, place the starter into 200ml of single cream. Leave it for 24-48 hours making sure you stir it as often as possible. Once the cream has thickened and set. Then remove two tablespoons from the mixture to make the next batch and follow the instructions below as per normal.
Please note it can take a couple of batches to get the bacteria fermenting the cream well. Please be patient with the culture.
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