Recipe Writing Fun, Part 2


Today I’m making gruyere for the second time, with raw milk from our Jersey cows. This means that along with two gallons of milk, I will need:

  • Propionic Shermanii culture
  • Thermophilic type B culture
  • Veal rennet (I will use veggie rennet for test #3)
  • Strong brine
  • Stainless steel pot
  • Glass measuring cup
  • My favorite waterproof yellow thermometer
  • Big bamboo spoon
  • Cheese knife (any long knife will do; mine came from a yard sale)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Cheese press with two pound mold… 

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A Closer Look: Our Cultured Book Collection


This week we’re going to take a closer look at an oft-overlooked piece of equipment in the cultured kitchen – books. The pages of these works contain invaluable information that can be stored away or referenced over and over. These are the volumes we thumb through for new ideas, old techniques, and context-filling information on… 

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Weekly Recap – November 29th Edition

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It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!

What’s New at CFH: Save 15% on Starter Cultures & Kits and More!


This week you can save 15% on Starter Cultures and Kits.  We are also featuring an article on how to make coconut yogurt!

Kimchi French Fries & Much More


To be totally honest, for over two years I always scarfed down entire jars of kimchi in one sitting without ever trying kimchi in a recipe. Raw kimchi straight out of the jar is still my go-to when it comes to kimchi, but I’ve been trying to expand my horizons and try it in some… 

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