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Can you freeze a yoghurt starter?


The things you forget you planted


Saffron crocus makes a surprise appearance in the bottom of a planter this weekend. Thought you might like to see its long red stamens!

And the answer to the question?  YES!

I successfully unfroze a couple of tablespoons of matsoni culture yoghurt that had been in the freezer for two months and made a fresh pot of yoghurt with it yesterday. Worth knowing if you go wild and get lots of cultures from a supplier to try out and are swamped with yoghurt, or if you are going away and want to wind down the yoghurt making for a while. I don’t know if you can do the same for kefir? I want to try that sometime and if you could freeze it, then I would certainly get some. There is only so much yoghurt you can keep going in a small household!

Here and here are a couple of links to earlier posts about making yoghurt in case you want some tips.