Culturing dairy products adds enzymes and provides probiotic benefits. This is an especially helpful process when using pasteurized milk, where the original enzymes and living biota have been cooked out.
What are heirloom yogurts? Find out and follow along with this taste testing of three heirloom yogurts: Bulgarian, Matsoni and Filmjölk. How do these thermophilic (made in yogurt maker) and mesophilic (made at room temperature) yogurts compare?
Making single-serving yogurt in a crockpot is simple. The individual containers are reusable and the yogurt stays fresh and firm for several weeks. I leave a little head room in the jars for mix-ins. Great for yogurt on the go!
Making yogurt is incredibly easy, especially once you know some of the science behind it. A bunch of different types of “friendly” bacteria chow down on the lactose sugars in milk, creating lactic acid as a byproduct.