blog launch giveaway week, day three: yogurt

Before sourdough, before milk kefir, before water kefir, even before kombucha… there was yogurt.

Yogurt was the very first cultured food I began making at home. We lived in a two-room apartment with a small kitchen as newlyweds. I spent hours a day learning to cook and save us money and making things from scratch seemed only logical.

So I mixed up skim milk, powdered milk, and a blob of yogurt from the store. Eight hours later an only slightly congealed bowl of milk came out of my oven and thus began my journey into yogurt-making. That was seven years ago.

In the years since I’ve come to appreciate homemade yogurt from whole, fresh milk so thick and tangy and rich that you can eat it out of the mason jar with a spoon.

And I’ve also come to love the mesophilic yogurt cultures carried by Cultures for Health. While every batch of yogurt I ever made from store-bought yogurt had to be incubated somehow, the mesophilic cultures from CFH are made simply at room temperature – a wonderful, no fuss feature necessary for busy kitchen-dwellers.

CFH offers 9 varieties of yogurt starter, including heirloom varieties, direct-set cultures and starter for making dairy-free yogurt. To figure out which yogurt is right for you check out this handy-dandy yogurt comparison chart (scroll down).

The Giveaway

Today we’re giving five readers a free yogurt culture starter of their choice. Choose from Mild, Greek, Bulgarian and more!

If you’d like to be entered to win head here where you can enter your name for the drawing. If you entered Monday or Tuesday’s drawing then don’t worry that you’re entering your name on the same landing page twice. All entries are time-stamped so we will find your name under the sourdough and milk kefir and yogurt giveaways.

And come back tomorrow for a kombucha starter kit giveaway you won’t want to miss.


Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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  1. Monica says

    I’d love to try the yogurt starter!! I use the crockpot method right now. You process sounds much easier!

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