Crème fraiche originated in the Normandy region of France, from the town of Isigny-sur-Mer. It is an aromatic mild cultured cream product, traditionally with a fat content of around 30-40%.
Crème fraiche is a versatile product which can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. For use in desserts, it requires a clean, mild cultured flavour that doesn’t overpower other ingredients. Producers look to achieve a texture which is smooth, creamy and spoonable.