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: Kefir Starter Culture

Milk Kefir

 ”…It’s an awesome product, easy to do and very pleasant, I recommend it to everyone!!!” -Deb Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Kefir Starter Culture.

Weekly Recap – February 7th Edition

blog gathering

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

Fermented Food Posts Worth Reading


Today we are going to take a look at a few posts worth checking out on fermented foods.  The topics range from how to get your children interested in fermented food to easy ways to get started. 

Creamy Sweet Potato Cheesecake


This cheesecake is a great treat for a birthday, holiday, or just because. With three creamy cultured ingredients, it’s a real treat for any day!