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You can learn how to make homemade cultured dairy products with the wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.
Traditional Buttermilk is the liquid left over from making butter. Cultured Buttermilk is the buttermilk usually called for in recipes. Sour Cream is a cultured cream product containing about 20% butterfat and a sour flavor. Crème Fraîche is a cultured cream product containing more butterfat and a milder flavor than sour cream.
Whether you are looking to make cultured buttermilk, sour cream or creme fraiche at home, we have the resources you need to be successful! Browse our expert advice below and remember...you can do this!
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Having trouble with your Buttermilk Starter Culture? We can help! Check out our Troubleshooting FAQ for tips on correcting culturing issues you may encounter.
Learn more about making Sour Cream and Crème Fraîche in your kitchen through these Frequently Asked Questions.
Cultured buttermilk is delicious on its own, but it has other uses. Learn how to add buttermilk to recipes or use it for soaking flour before baking.
Learn how to care for your heirloom buttermilk culture including how to store the cultures and how to take a break for vacation.
Learn to make delicious probiotic-rich ice cream. Use sour cream, crème fraîche, kefir, or yogurt.
Learn how to use that nutritious whey leftover from making yogurt, kefir, cheese, and cultured buttermilk.
The practice of soaking grains has become more common in our modern age thanks to the book Nourishing Traditions.
Is goat milk similar to cow milk? Can you substitute? What are the differences? Learn how to use each for culturing projects.
Blend up a smoothie to add a nutritional punch to various nutrient-dense and cultured foods. Try one of our smoothie recipes or experiment using this guide!
What is cross contamination and what are the risks when fermenting? Find out more and learn what best practices will keep your cultures safe.
How long will your starter cultures or fermented foods be good at different temperatures? Here is a handy reference.
During summer's heat, culturing can be tricky. Keep your ferments cool with these tips and ideas on how to beat the heat.