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Pleasantly sweet maple cream for spreading on toast

It only takes a spoonful of Nutting Farm’s 100% Pure Vermont Maple Creme (about $10 for a 5.6 ounce jar) to get hooked. The flavor, as the name suggests, is pure maple with a pleasant sweetness; the texture is like gelato. Owner Joshua Davidson sells four kinds of artisanal maple syrups, light to dark amber, made from the trees on his family’s northern Vermont farm. Maple Creme is whipped up in 5-gallon batches from the lightest syrup. Slather it on a scone, toast, or bagel, or spread it on a cracker and top with hard cheese or smoked salmon. The sweet, savory, and salty flavors make a wonderful combination. Available at SoWa Open Market, 540 Harrison Ave., Boston; City Feed & Supply, 672 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-1700; Boston Cheese Cellar, 18 Birch St., Roslindale, 617-325-2500; Marty’s Fine Wines, 675 Washington St., Newton, 617-332-1230; or go to www.nutting