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I was happy to chat with my sweet Kitchen Pioneers during this month’s live stream on April 4, 2022. Among our various traditional foods topics, we talked about super cultured dairy and the benefits of clabbering raw milk.
This live stream replay is available to Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community—The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy.
Why We Want to Culture Dairy
As I share in my Super Cultured Dairy video and as we discussed in detail during our members-only live stream, there is a whole world out there of cultured dairy beyond yogurt and kefir. An exciting trend has started where we can culture milk or cream with targeted good bacteria, which in turn can help us with various health issues.
Dr. Davis and Super Cultured Dairy
This idea of creating what is often referred to as super cultured dairy was popularized by Dr. William Davis, MD, in his book aptly titled Super Gut. Dr. Davis and his research team discovered that if you culture milk or cream for 36 hours, you can exponentially increase the good bacteria count.
Dr. Davis uses lactobacillus reuteri, also known as L. reuteri (pronounced root-awry), in his cultured dairy. This good bacteria can help us sleep better, relieve aches and pains, and even become more empathetic toward others. Definitely check out Dr. Davis’ book. It is a keeper that should be on your kitchen bookshelf next to Nourishing Traditions!
And if you’re not familiar with Sally Fallon’s book, Nourishing Traditions, I talk about how important this book is to the traditional foods movement in the following video.
Should We Culture Raw Milk?
I am often asked how to make yogurt using raw milk. To be honest with you, I am not a fan of doing this. Since raw milk is already so rich in good bacteria, it’s a shame to make that good bacteria compete for space to thrive with yogurt bacteria. So instead, the simplest way to culture raw milk is to simply let it clabber.
If clabber is a new term for you, it means to allow raw milk to sit at room temperature until it separates into curds and whey. Then, you can drink the whey and spoon out the curds to enjoy just like yogurt. Or you can mix the curds and whey back together, and you will have a deliciously tart drinkable yogurt. Yum!
More Homemade Dairy Content
How to Make Super Cultured Dairy with L. Reuteri
This tasty cultured dairy is abundant in gut-loving good bacteria. It’s rich, creamy, and thicker than Greek yogurt.
How to Make English Clotted Cream
Enjoy this delightful recipe that’s perfect for topping homemade scones!
How to Make Cream Cheese with Just One Ingredient
Make homemade cream cheese, just like what you can buy at the grocery store.
Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy Live Stream
These live streams and live stream replays are available to members of the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, who we call Kitchen Pioneers. You can learn more about my optional YouTube membership community, including members-only videos and exclusive perks.
This membership community is optional. I’m still publishing my weekly detailed instructional cooking videos on my public YouTube channel that you can watch for free. (Thanks so much for being a Sweet Friend and subscriber!)
In addition to links to the latest Kitchen Academy vodcasts, this blog post lists some of the public videos that I talk about in my live stream.
Join My Next Traditional Foods Live Stream
These live streams are a lot of fun, and I enjoy getting to know more about you, my wonderful Kitchen Pioneers. 😊
Be sure to bring your questions for me to our live streams. You can also get to know the other members in our Kitchen Pioneers community. You’ll find a lot of fellow Kitchen Pioneers who are working on sourdough starters, ferments, and more traditional foods recipes, just like you!
Remember that you’re always welcome to post questions and comments on my videos at any time, and I’m glad to reply.
More Kitchen Pioneer Videos
In addition to live streams, I publish exclusive videos for my membership community. In case you have missed any of my past videos, be sure to catch up with the videos below.
- Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy video playlist (Optional Membership Community)
Here are a few of my previous member videos:
Latest Kitchen Pioneers Content
The Modern Homesteading Conference is Almost Here!
Learn about some of the speakers at this year’s premiere homesteading conference in the Pacific Northwest.
Questions and Answers About Making L. Reuteri Super Yogurt
In today’s vodcast, I answer all the questions I received from you about making L. reuteri cultured dairy.
What Are the Best Old Cookbooks and New Cookbooks?
Come join us and learn about my favorite old…and new…cookbooks!
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