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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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Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of using salt vs. whey vs. a starter culture when making sauerkraut, pickles, and lacto-fermented condiments.
Cheesecloth and butter muslin are both very important to the cheesemaking process. Learn more about how to use each in home cheesemaking.
How much salt should you add to vegetables for fermentation? Can you adjust the amount called for in recipes? Find out more here!
Learn about the various types of salt, what makes them different, and which ones to use for vegetable fermentation.
Thinking about fermenting vegetables at home? Have a lot of questions? Use this FAQ on cultured vegetables to learn to the basics of vegetable fermentation.
When choosing milk for cheesemaking, it helps to have a basic knowledge of the fundamental makeup of milk and the variations in milk from different animals.
How do you prepare vegetables for fermentation? Did you know that you can choose between grating, slicing, chopping or leaving vegetables whole?
Learn how culturing time and temperature affect the finished product when fermenting vegetables.
Cleanliness during the cheesemaking process is extremely important. Learn how to keep your work area, utensils, and other cheesemaking tools clean.
Easy to make and easy to eat! Learn the 4 basic steps of making soft cheeses and get started today!
Learn about the variety of rennet and other coagulants used to make cheese at home, including some common plants that you can use to make your own rennet!
Fermenting vegetables? Learn the answer to one of the biggest questions people have: “How do I know when my fermented vegetables are done?”