Learn to Make Buttermilk, Sour Cream, & Crème Fraîche

Learn To Make Buttermilk, Sour Cream, and Crème Fraîche

 

Learn to make homemade buttermilk, sour cream, and crème fraîche from the CFH staff and other Real Food pros. Choose from a wide selection of articles and recipes.

         
Buttermilk and Sour Cream Starter Cultures   Crème Fraîche Starter Culture   Recipes Using Buttermilk, Sour Cream, and Crème Fraîche
Buttermilk and Sour Cream Starter Cultures   Crème Fraîche Starter Culture    Recipes Using Buttermilk, Sour Cream, and Crème Fraîche
         
Quick Links & Definitions
         
How to Culture Buttermilk   How to Make Sour Cream   How to Make Crème Fraîche
         
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.
         

 

 

 

 

 

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Buttermilk Expert Advice Articles   Buttermilk Sour Cream Expert Advice Articles   Sour Cream  Crème Fraîche Expert Advice Articles   Crème Fraîche  Buttermilk-related Blog Posts   Buttermilk- related Blog Posts
   
   
   
   
Buttermilk

 

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 Make Sour Cream

How to Make Raw Sour Cream

Sour Cream FAQ

Sour Cream Troubleshooting FAQ

Beyond Topping: Four Ways to Use Sour Cream

 
 

How to Make Cultured Butter

Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Cool Weather Care for Starter Cultures 

 
Crème Fraîche

 

How to Make Crème Fraîche

Crème Fraîche FAQ

Crème Fraîche Troubleshooting FAQ

Benefits of Crème Fraîche


 

 

Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Cool Weather Care for Starter Cultures

 
 


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