What is Creme Fraiche. Crème Fraîche is a cultured cream product with higher butterfat and a wonderful mild tangy flavor. Crème Fraîche is thick, rich and used much like sour cream. The flavor is tangier than whipped cream, but milder than sour cream.
Crème fraîche, French for “fresh cream” and anglicized simply as creme fraiche, is a thick cultured cream. Cultured cream is cream soured with a bacterial culture, similar to sour cream or Mexican crema. Creme fraiche has a nutty, tangy, slightly sour flavor and a fat content of around 30 percent
Sour cream or soured cream is a dairy product obtained by fermenting regular cream with certain kinds of lactic acid bacteria. The bacterial culture, which is introduced either deliberately or naturally, sours and thickens the cream