Crème fraîche is a delicious, thinner form of sour cream first developed by the French. It has a slight hold and tanginess because it contains bacterial cultures.
But the amounts of cultures are minimal as compared to those in sour cream.
Crème fraîche can be used as a topping, in sauces, or in a variety of other dishes, and many prefer it to the standard and more commonly available sour cream because of its creamy texture.
Woolworths stocks crème fraîche and you can buy it at most supermarkets and delis.
Cooking with crème fraîche: