With probiotic-rich foods increasingly recognized as essential to gut health, yogurt and kefir are gaining popularity as a source of protein and beneficial bacteria. In Homemade Yogurt & Kefir, cheese maker and small-scale dairy producer Gianaclis Caldwell opens the door for fermentation enthusiasts and dairy devotees to make and use yogurt and kefir in the home kitchen. She explores the many culture choices and techniques for working with cow, goat, sheep, water buffalo, and even some plant milks. Step-by-step instructions cover the basics of making dairy ferments, from necessary equipment to the myriad options for thickening, sweetening, and flavoring. Along with foundational recipes, readers will find instructions for creating different styles of yogurt and kefir as well as other traditional milk ferments from around world, including Icelandic skyr, Asian koumiss, and Finish viili. Techniques for making simple cheeses, butter, whipped cream, and other dairy products using yogurt and milk ferments broaden the possibilities of these probiotic-packed cultures, and a recipe section takes readers beyond the expected pairing of yogurt with granola, offering creative ways to use fermented dairy products in sauces, soups, and even cocktails, while preserving their health benefits and flavor. Along the way, readers will also learn from pioneering yogurt makers and kefir crafters, and discover famous chefs tapping yogurt’s potential for meals and libations.

Book details

  • Price: $19.95
  • Other formats: Ebook
  • Size: 7 x 9
  • Pages: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781635861099

Gianaclis Caldwell

Author

Gianaclis Caldwell, an expert on making artisanal cheeses, is the author of Small-Scale Cheese Business, Small-Scale Dairy, Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking, and Mastering Basic Cheesemaking. She… See Bio

Homemade Yogurt & Kefir

by Gianaclis Caldwell

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