Oh my...it is clotted cream!
Clotted cream is a thick, rich cream that is covered by a distinctive yellow crust.
The crust is perfectly edible and it forms during the process of making clotted cream. The traditional method involves very slowly heating milk, without boiling, for about an hour. As it heats this crust forms. When the mixture cools the clotted cream forms underneath this crust.
This is certainly a cream to savour and is undoubtedly an indulgence but we all deserve a bit of spoiling sometimes. This isn't the type of cream you use to smother things, this is a type of cream that needs to be enjoyed for what it is. It's thick and luscious with a touch of sweetness.
I think a proper English tea, with jam and scones and this clotted cream is certainly in order.