Where can I buy double cream in Manhattan?
Thanks to all.
About fat content of creams (and other dairy products), see the terrific graphic in
I checked a couple of England sites for more details and French-language ones for creme fraiche-- unfortunately the Wiki chart doesn't list it.
Bottom line: the hell with it.
Top line: I bought creme fraiche starter (which doubles as mascarpone starter, which is informative, I think) from a cheeses making shop online (New England something), popped it in at 82° and am in fat city. (The warmish initial temp makes a big difference.) The company says use half-and-half, but so what.
The only double cream I've ever seen here is imported, pasteurized and sold in tiny bottles for high prices. The same company/importer has a similarly packaged clotted cream, too, fwiw. I know I've seen them at Zabar's. They're in the refrigerator case next to the cheese counter..