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Dairy and Eggs

Whip up a batch of fresh cheese, buttermilk, ghee, labneh, butter, kefir, or even plant-based cheeses with these easy recipes!

Wild Dairy Fermentation

By Gianaclis Caldwell

Make friends with milk microbes to see a difference in your homemade cheeses.

Taste Cheese Like a Curd Nerd

By Tenaya Darlington

Don’t be intimidated. Learn how to taste and buy cheese like an expert, and build a memorable cheese board for pairings.

Easy Ferments to Make Right Now, Part 2: Homemade Yogurt

by Laura Poe, RD

Make homemade yogurt using this easy, beginner friendly recipe. You probably already have ingredients on hand and won’t need buy any special equipment.

Basic Milk Kefir Recipe

By Gianaclis Caldwell

Prized, protected, and probiotic-rich, this tasty turn on dairy will bring milk back to the table.


Mysterious, Mythical, and Marvelous Milk Kefir

By Gianaclis Caldwell

Prized, protected, and probiotic-rich, this tasty turn on dairy will bring milk back to the table.

Amazake Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

By Meredith Leigh and Kirsten K. Shockey

Use sweetened amazake as a sugar substitute in this rich and creamy dessert.

The Science of Butter

Story by Richard Snapes, Grant Harrington, Eve Hemmingway and Photos by Patricia Niven

Learn why butter is yellow while exploring the process of making cultured butter from cow to consumer.

Seaweed Skyr Dip Recipe

By Nicole Pisani and Kate Adams and photos by Issy Croker

Pair nori sprinkle with Icelandic yogurt for a high-protein, low-fat snack for dunking raw veggies or crackers.

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