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Making cultured and fermented foods doesn't have to be difficult. You can learn to make cultured and fermented foods at home with our Cultures for Health team.
Whether you want to start with something simple, like water or milk kefir, or are ready to invest in a making homemade cheese or sourdough baking, we have hundreds of expert advice articles, FAQs, tutorials, and other troubleshooting tips to help you be successful.
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Many fermented foods require water for the culturing process. Learn which factors to consider when choosing a water source.
Ever wonder about the science behind sourdough or how wild yeast makes sourdough work? We've got the details behind sourdough's science and history.
Not all sourdough starters are alike. Discover the major differences between sourdough starters, and find out which sour dough starter is right for you.
Learn more about working with our traditional sourdough starter cultures with our extensive FAQ.
The world of sourdough baking is both an art and science and if you're just getting started, you might find yourself facing fancy loaves and foreign terminology. But don't let that fool you! Sourdough baking can be as easy as grabbing a sourdough starter and following a simple recipe you love. Let this glossary of terms be your guide as you explore the wonderful world of sourdough baking!
Getting started making sourdough? Learn how to obtain an established sourdough starter or make one from scratch with our sourdough starter recipe.
Are you ready to get started with sourdough? Learn some sourdough basics and beginner baking techniques for working with sourdough.
Learn how to activate a dehydrated sourdough culture and get started making homemade sourdough bread with this step-by-step how-to video.
Learn how to care for a sourdough starter through regular feedings with flour and water. Maintain your starter on the countertop or in the refrigerator.
Some sourdough recipes need sourdough starter at a certain hydration level. What does hydration mean? How can you adjust the hydration of your starter?
Flour measurements can be one of the biggest variables when it comes to finished baked products. Learn how to measure most accurately by weight or volume.
If you have a gluten intolerance you can still enjoy homemade sourdough breads made with gluten-free flours. Learn more about gluten-free sourdough baking.