Crème Fraîche Starter Instructions

You will need:

stainless steel pot with lid (no aluminum)
non-aluminum spoon
1 quart raw or pasteurized cream or half & half (avoid ultra-pasteurized or UHT)
1 packet Creme Fraiche starter culture (store remaining packets in freezer for future use)



1) Heat 1 quart of cream or half & half to 86 degrees F.

2) Add 1 packet Cream Fraiche starter and mix thoroughly for 15 seconds (no longer).

3) Cover pot with lid and allow to culture in a warm spot, 72 to 77 degrees F, for 12 hours.

4) The Creme Fraiche should be set after 12 hours. Store in a closed container for about a week.


Now it’s time to Get Fermented!

Download instructions here.