Blue cheese is one of those preserved foods that even home preservers are hesitant to try making themselves. The main ingredients are deceptively basic – milk, culture, rennet. Then comes the penicillin mold. Stinky good, I say.
Cultured butter is dead easy to make. This butter is distinctly different from sweet cream butter, with a denser texture and slightly tangy flavor. “Cultured” means that the cream is fermented into cream fraiche/sour cream before being churned.
Paneer is an acid-set fresh curd cheese made from cows milk that is popular in northern India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh where milk is a regular part of those cultures. A very simple cheese to make, paneer is basically a pressed ricotta cheese.