Since we're clearly fans of dairy, we paired up with Vermont Creamery to share recipes using their crème fraîche and aged cheese.
Cheesecake and I have a complicated relationship. We love each other, but sometimes, it's too short on flavor and too heavy on richness. No cake wants to be in a two-bite-only relationship—and crème fraîche solves this. You might not think something that's a cross between sour cream and heavy cream would absolve richness, but crème fraîche lightens and brightens cheesecake. It adds a subtle tang and deft touch to the filling.
Whether it's a tart, whipped cream, or chocolate-beet cake, crème fraîche makes desserts more fraîche—er, fresh—so here are 10 desserts to make with it, plus a recipe for cheesecake. (Because we'd never talk about cheesecake and not give you a recipe—that'd be downright cruel.)