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Cream vs. Crème: What’s the Difference?

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Cream and crème are both words used to describe dairy products made by extracting butterfat from cow’s milk. Cream is the English word used for a wide array of English and North American dairy products, while crème is a French word you’ll often see paired with elements of cuisine française.