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Oct 5, 2007 07:39 AM

Creme Fraiche

I've bought creme fraiche at Whole Foods before, but I'm wondering if there is anywhere in St. Lawrence market, or the vicinity where I could find it as well. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I'm guessing Alex Farms would sell it in the market but I don't know 100%.

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    1. re: peppermint pate

      I bought some at the other Alex Farm (on the west side of the market) lasst week.

    2. You can make a pretty good creme fraiche at home with whipping cream and buttermilk.

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      1. re: Full tummy

        Thanks for the link -- I have made it before, and it turned out well. I'm just a little time-crunched right now and don't have time to let it thicken properly.

        1. re: jamesm

          The Monforte diary folks are now making sheep's milk creme fraiche. I bought it last week and thought it was really good.

          1. re: foodie_expat

            Cool..does the sheep's milk taste noticeably different than a cows milk creme fraiche?

            1. re: jamesm

              It tasted less rich to me than the cow's milk Vermont Butter and Cheese stuff that I usually buy when I'm in Buffalo, and it was thinner. However, I'm not sure if that is the result of using sheep's milk or something to do with the culturing. I really liked it, though.

      2. Alex Farm has it, and it is usually available at the Queens Quay Loblaw's. The version at Alex Farm tastes better to me.

        You can also substitute the 30% butterfat version of Western sour cream, thinned with some whipping cream if necessary.

        1. I haven't tried it yet, but my mom said that she had seen it at Highland Farms. Am going to try it hopefully this weekend or next.

          1. I've bought creme fraiche at Loblaws, and it was lovely. Went over huge at a dinner party I brought creme fraiche , brown sugar and strawberries to.

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            1. re: TwinklyTerrapin

              Even Sun Valley on the Danforth carries it. Oh yeah, mixed berries drizzled with honey and creme fraiche on top - heaven!