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'Creme Fraiche'

montyusa Sep 27, 2006 02:48 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy/find creme fraiche in the Western Massachusetts area.

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  1. mangorita Sep 27, 2006 03:44 PM

    I am not sure how far west in MA you are, but Whole Foods carries Creme Fraiche in their Cheese Department. They have a location in Hadley, MA.

    1. Bri Sep 27, 2006 09:31 PM

      Any upscale grocer should carry it.

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        Dan B Sep 22, 2009 08:19 AM

        go old school and make your creme fraiche by putting about 3tablespoons of buttermilk in a "leftovers" type of tub. Add a pint of organic heavy cream, put the lid on and leave it on the counter for two or three days, you can stir it a couple of times if you like. Then refigerate it and it will last for a couple of weeks.

        1. chefj Sep 22, 2009 05:55 PM

          Dan B has the right idea. You should use a breathable lid (cheese cloth or tea towel) and although organic is nice it is not necessary. Also the temperature of the spot you leave it in effects how long it needs to sit. The warmer the shorter.

          1. BerkshireTsarina Sep 22, 2009 06:52 PM

            If you're not so ambitious (I know I'm not, even though I like the thought) Stop & Shop carries Vermont Butter & Cheese (?) Creme Fraiche.

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              chefj Sep 22, 2009 07:12 PM

              I sure it will do

              1. re: BerkshireTsarina
                mjoyous Sep 23, 2009 10:19 AM

                Vermont Butter & Cheese CF is quite good, and readily available throughout western MA. Have tried others at Whole Foods and from Rubiner's in Great Barington ( from an organic CA dairy) at twice the price and not that much better.

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