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.