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Ever wonder what sour cream is? Well, true to its name, sour cream starts with cream! The cream is pasteurized and cultures are added (cultures are just a fancy name for bacteria) to help the sour cream develop its flavor. Tillamook uses defined cultures which helps ensure each batch is consistent in flavor and texture.

You may notice a small amount of light yellow liquid where you have spooned out your sour cream. It’s actually whey separating from the cream…a quick stir and you are back to normal!

While the traditional baked potato, nachos or a taco topped with Tillamook Sour Cream is hard to beat, baking with sour cream is an adventure worth taking! Sure, you can find recipes that specifically call for sour cream, but why not experiment? Play around with substituting sour cream for butter, or, use sour cream as an added ingredient. It’s so versatile! The high fat content in sour cream holds more moisture, so your finished product will be dense, but still moist. Sour cream also creates a slight tanginess that elevates flavors in your food. Gotta love those elevated flavors!

With four varieties of Tillamook Sour Cream to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you?

  • Tillamook Premium Sour Cream is so smooth and delicious; it makes everything it touches sing. The perfect addition to any dish that needs a boost from goodness to greatness.
  • Tillamook Light Sour Cream lets you cut back on calories without cutting back on taste. Rich, smooth and creamy.
  • Try Tillamook Fat Free Sour Cream if you’re in the mood for cooking light. It is so smooth and creamy, you won’t even miss the calories.
  • Tillamook Natural Sour Cream is made from simple, all-natural ingredients. Its smooth, fresh taste complements every dish it meets.

Each variety will add a little something different to your meal! Have you been creative with sour cream lately? What did you make?


Judy Echols

What complicated, unnatural ingredients are in Tillamook Premium Sour Cream?

September 13th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi, Judy! Thanks for your question. You may be referring to stabilizers in our Premium, Lite and Fat Free varieties. Stabilizers give the sour cream the thick consistency that people enjoy. We do have the Natural Sour Cream that does not contain the stabilizers, which causes a looser consistency.

If you would like more information about ingredients in our sour cream products, please feel free to email us at and we'll make sure to get all of your questions answered!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

September 13th, 2011 at 2:21 pm


Delicious, that's what it is!

September 13th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Tillamook Team

Thanks, Kristin! So glad to hear you're a fan of Tillamook Sour Cream! Thanks for your comment!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

September 13th, 2011 at 2:51 pm


I think the real question is, how do you tell if it's gone sour?

September 13th, 2011 at 5:15 pm


Tillamook is definitely the best Fat Free Sour Cream I've tried. It can't be easy to make Sour "Cream" with no fat, but you can tell that Tillamook invested the time and effort to get it right. Almost all the flavor, but no guilt!

September 13th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Tillamook Team

Ha! I like that, Lanie! Maybe sour is subjective? :-)

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

September 14th, 2011 at 10:33 am

Tillamook Team

Thanks so much for your kind words, Bo! We do our best to provide great tasting products made with the best ingredients. It's nice to know that folks out there appreciate our work.

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

September 14th, 2011 at 10:35 am
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