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Learn to Make Buttermilk, Sour Cream, & Crème Fraîche

You can learn how to make homemade cultured dairy products with the wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.

Whether you are looking to make cultured buttermilk, sour cream or creme fraiche at home, we have the resources you need to be successful! Browse our expert advice below and remember...you can do this!

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Quick Links and Definitions to Help You Get Started!

Traditional Buttermilk is the liquid left over from making butter. Cultured Buttermilk is the buttermilk usually called for in recipes. Sour Cream is a cultured cream product containing about 20% butterfat and a sour flavor. Crème Fraîche is a cultured cream product containing more butterfat and a milder flavor than sour cream.

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How to Culture Buttermilk How to Make Sour Cream How to Make Crème Fraîche 

 

Browse all Expert Advice Articles:

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Buttermilk:  

How to Heat Milk for Culturing 

Cultured Buttermilk FAQ

Cultured Buttermilk Troubleshooting FAQ

Three Ways to Make Cultured Buttermilk

How to Make Raw Milk Buttermilk

Taking a Break from Making Buttermilk

Choosing Milk for Culturing Projects

How to Make Cultured Butter

How Long Will Your Cultures Last?

 

Using Buttermilk in Recipes

Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Cool Weather Care for Starter Cultures

How to Strain Whey from Cultured Dairy

Ways to Use Whey

The Role of Dairy Fat in Cultured Milk Products

Using Previously Frozen Milk for Culturing

 

Sour Cream:

How to Heat Milk for Culturing

How to Make Sour Cream

How to Make Raw Sour Cream

Sour Cream FAQ

Beyond Topping: Four Ways to Use Sour Cream

 

Sour Cream Troubleshooting FAQ

How to Make Cultured Butter

Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Cool Weather Care for Starter Cultures 

 

Crème Fraîche:

How to Heat Milk for Culturing

How to Make Crème Fraîche

Crème Fraîche FAQ 

Benefits of Crème Fraîche

 

 

Crème Fraîche Troubleshooting FAQ

Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Cool Weather Care for Starter Cultures

 

 

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