Maybe Homemade Mesophilic Starter Culture?

Megan Venturella
Megan Venturella Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 2020 in Dairy (Cheese, Yogurt, Etc.)

Watched a few videos on Korean Natural Farming. I’d never heard of it before, but they take the rinsing water from white rice, let it start to ferment, and use the ferment to culture milk. The curds can be used for cheese and the whey is watered down and fed to the garden. So my question is, does this mean I can use rice rinsing water as a kind of direct set mesophilic starter culture? Because that would be so cool! Eventually I’ll try it.


  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 1,028 ✭✭✭✭

    Never tried it but I did use rice water to make EM innoculant for the garden. Give it a try and let us know how successful you are.