Eternal Yogurt: The Starter That Lives Forever
At-home yogurt making is gaining popularity, especially with the use of heirloom starters. Sandor Ellix Katz sings their praises, even though they require a bit of upkeep.
Katz tells The Salt he likes the idea of yogurt fermented with a large community of bacteria that has evolved together over time. And he loves the varied flavors — from tart to mild — that make heirloom yogurts distinct from what's available at the store.
But even Katz, whose Tennessee home is a professional workshop for fermented food projects from sauerkraut to kombucha to cheese, says yogurt is demanding.