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?