Dairy Ferments (Milk Kefir, Live Culture Butter, Cottage Cheese and Yoghurt)
- Multiple sessions available from 7 Apr 2024 to 4 Aug 2024
- The Mill @ Coppermill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, London, E17 7HA, United Kingdom
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In this special course, we’ll be delving into the extensive world of fermented dairy products. We’ll go over the core tenets of fermentation, safety practices, and health benefits of fermentation, followed by demonstrations of how to make certain fermented dairy products.
The range of fermented dairy products we’ll touch upon is wide and culturally diverse. Our tutor will demonstrate how to make cottage cheese, and you’ll get to taste a variety of goods such as sour cream, butter, cottage cheese, and clabbered milk. We’ll also discuss how to make and use whey, a natural by-product of cheese production, as well as different variations of labneh. We’ll finish off with a discussion of yogurts, explaining the difference between mesophilic and thermophilic yogurt varieties and sampling those too. You’ll get to make your own fermented butter as well as milk kefir using kefir cultures provided during the class. We’ll then go over how to maintain those cultures and how to ensure your ferments stay alive and healthy (even when you’re away).
Quality of ingredients will be emphasized, and differences between different types of dairy and milk - i.e. raw vs. pasteurized - will be explained in detail.
You’ll leave with kefir grains, fermented butter, and yogurt starter to expand your fermented dairy collection at home.
We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your course or change the date. Given two or more weeks notice we are happy to offer a full refund. For cancellations within two weeks of the class date a full refund will be offered if we can refill your booking or 50% refund if not. If the notice is given 1 week before the course, the refund is at the discretion of The Fermentarium