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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 $6.95
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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.



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

Store in the freezer for up to 2 years

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

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Kosher Info
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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


  • 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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Creme Fraiche Starter Culture

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Jaimes B.
United States United States
Inconsistent Directions Let Set For 12 Hours at Room Temp or 86 F?

Inconsistent Directions Let Set For 12 Hours at Room Temp or 86 F? The packet I have says 12 hours at room temperature, the packet shown here says 12 Hours at 86 F!

Orquidia A.
United States United States
Great culture

The cultures worked well with available pasteurized cream. Nice consistency.

Marie H.
United States United States
Great product

So easy to use and makes a wonderful treat!!

Jessica L.
United States United States
Amazing product!

Using this starter culture to make creme fraiche is easy and delicious! It turned out amazing!

Bill L.
United States United States
The Best Creme Fraiche

I make mine with non-ultra-pasteurized heavy whipping cream. It produces a consistency of sour cream but with an amazing flavor! I always keep about ten packets of Creme Fraiche starter in my freezer. When I get the hankering, I buy a half-gallon of heavy cream to make two quarts of CF. I'll eat it straight out of the jar, it is that good! I also want to try NECM's Fromage and Yogurt. It looks delicious!