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Creme Fraiche Starter Culture

Creme Fraiche Starter Culture

easy to use, pre-measured culture

"This starter is one of my all time favorites. It's so creamy and has great flavor!"
–Cheryl, Happy Cheese Maker

Regular price $7.45
Regular price $7.45
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4.85 52 reviews

Description

Add Creme Fraiche culture to light cream for a sweet and delicious cultured treat. There are many ways to enjoy Creme Fraiche including drizzling over fresh fruit or a warm bisque, added to a smoothy, used in cooking.

When drained slightly, it will become a thick and creamy Mascarpone. When draining it is fabulous on sweet bread or even stuffed into dates.

Details

Ingredients

  • Lactose
  • (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
  • (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. biovar diacetylactis
  • Microbial coagulant enzyme

Storage
Store in the freezer for up to 2 years

Yield
Each of the five packets will make 1 quart of creme fraiche

Brand
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

Allergens

Yes No Allergens Description Of Components
X Peanuts
X Tree Nuts
X Sesame
X Milk
X Eggs
X Fish
X Crustaceans
X Shellfish
X Soy
X Wheat
X Triticale
X Mustard
X Sulfites

Directions

  • Heat 1 quart of light cream or 1/2 & 1/2 to 86ºF
  • Add 1 packet of creme fraiche culture to cream, let rehydrate for 1-3 minutes
  • Stir cream for 1-2 minutes
  • Let set for 12 hours or until thickened (as in yogurt)
  • Store finished creme fraiche in a refrigerator for up to one week

Note: For a thicker texture ladle the curd gently into a butter muslin lined colander, hang and drain 6-12 hours. Refrigerate and enjoy.

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JB
01/24/2022
James B.
United States United States

Great stuff

Makes great creme fraiche with no hassle. And much cheaper than the tiny expensive tubs in the grocery store.

W
12/31/2021
wetzter
United States United States

Who knew?

What a revelation this was! Not only did this creme fraiche starter make the tastiest mascarpone I've ever tasted (and cheaper by far than commercial products), it also made the same fabulous stuff from lactose-free milk. That was an added treat for those in my family who can't enjoy normal milk products, and whose LF counterparts are not available in stores. I'll always keep this on hand.

L
12/03/2021
Lee
United States United States

Makes great butter.

I make the creme fraiche and then use it to make cultured butter and real cultured buttermilk. Both are great.

MR
11/16/2021
Marianna R.
United States United States

Relief !!!!

I live in an area that doesn’t have much in the adventurous for ingredients and this has been a life, time, and mental health saver!! Instead of running around to all the stores in the area, wasting time and getting frustrated and STILL not finding what I need, all I do is make my own!!!!! So much more satisfying too!!! Thank you for saving my sanity!!!

D
10/10/2021
Dirtpatcheaven
United States United States

So Tasty!

I use this culture for a fresh yogurt that keeps shrinking as I eat it. Amazing for it's designed purpose too but I love eating unfinished creme fraiche.