Cream and its many uses


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A quality culinary cream can work its magic in a variety of ways – here’s just a few of them for you to try:  


Spaghetti, alfredo, tortellini, carbonara, macaroni, fettuccine… your customers will always find it hard to pass up a creamy pasta dish.


Whether you’re using a few cups or just a few tablespoons, culinary cream gives soup a silky mouthfeel and rich flavor.

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Cream elevates the humble scrambled egg with a touch of velvety richness.

Other mains

Culinary cream is also great for sauces, beef stroganoff, potato gratin, and cream-based curries.

Faster pasta

Anchor™ Food Professionals’ cream is well-positioned to tap into today’s ‘need for speed’ trend that sees consumers demanding better quality food with faster service.

With its quick turnaround time, pasta is ideal for giving your diners food fast – rather than fast food – and our cream is ideal for creating these types of dishes.

Although there might be a move away from traditional, heavy sauces, cream is still the preferred ingredient for adding texture to a pasta dish, largely because of its neutral flavor. While it adds body to a sauce, our cream works with other ingredients, such as fresh herbs, to impart flavor and delight your diners.

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