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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

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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

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

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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This is a very good starter. Very Happy with the results. Definitely a return customer

Great experience. I've made Creme Fraiche for several years now with different starters and reculturing from the cultured product and this is the first time using a starter from New England Cheese Making Supply Co. I figured I would start using their instructions and the results were really good. Now that I know it's a good culture, I can use some of my own alterations to the culture method, but following their instructions produced a really good creme fraiche.

Shea R.
United States United States
Great culture!

I use this in place of mascarpone in tiramisu, on bagels, and even in place of cream cheese in lasagna. One of my favorite cultures from NECM. Shea R.

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!!