Crème Fraiche is a French term that literally means ‘fresh cream’. Crème Fraiche is made from cow’s milk and is similar to sour cream, but is much thicker and richer. The cream leaves a nutty, cultured flavor on your tongue, just shy of sour.
Crème Fraiche can be used in all sorts of recipes, even heated. Due to its high fat content, it won’t curdle in hot dishes. Traditionally, it’s referred to a French finishing cream and can be added to countless dishes upon completion to add a little something extra.
Melt over pastas or sautéed vegetables for an instant cream sauce or incorporate it into herbed mashed potatoes for an extra tang. Don’t feel limited to the main course though. Top fresh berries with a bit of sugar and a dollop of Crème Fraiche to compliment their tart flavors.
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Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.