Look: Thick white, sometimes ivory cream colour, whipped and creamy folds
Touch: Wet and rich and velvety texture
Smell: Butterfat, sour cream and slight nuttiness
Taste: A mixture of sweet, slightly sour and tangy cream.
It is similar to whipped cream but not as sugary and not as acidic as sour cream. It is decadent and rich.
Food: Fresh strawberries, plums, pears and a sprinkle of raw sugar or dribble on top of crepes and pancakes or add to a bowl of homemade granola… anything goes for Crème Fraiche.
Beverage: Champagne (Blanc de Blancs) or coffee.
Crème Fraiche is not a cheese – but – she is delicious and a powerful addition to any cheese breakfast plate.
If made at home (find a good recipe) it is a mixture of butter milk and whipping cream, but I suggest finding a local dairy that produces it and buying it fresh.
You won’t regret it.