Crème Fraîche

January 8th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.

Sometimes referred to as French-style sour cream, Crème Fraîche is a thickened, cultured cream like sour cream, but its flavor is generally less sour and a little more sweet, with a slightly nutty flavor and a temptingly tart tingle. It's commonly cited as a "secret ingredient" of both professional chefs and home cooks -- though we suppose once they've revealed that fact, it's no longer secret.

Trader Joe's has Crème Fraîche that's smooth, rich, and velvety, ready to add depth and texture to a variety of dishes. Add some to a simple tomato sauce -- you'll be amazed at the transformation. Swirl a spoonful over a bowl of soup. Mix it with our Swiss Gruyère Cheese and add to your mashed potatoes -- you’ll be met with oohs and ahhs at the dinner table. If you're serving berries for dessert, try topping them with a dollop of Crème Fraîche instead of whipped cream.

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