Heirloom Yogurt Showdown
Which heirloom yogurt tastes the best? The comparison isn't as simple as you might think. Differences in culture, temperature, and even changes from batch to batch all effect a yogurt's taste and texture. Fortunately, Branden Byers was willing to take on the arduous task of taste testing three heirloom yogurts.
Heirloom yogurts have taken a more natural evolution. Instead of microbiologists deciding within the last 100 years which microbes make for the best batches of yogurt, the microbial communities have evolved alongside milk and humans for hundreds of years. These are not isolated strains, but vibrant communities of living organisms which humans have presumably selected by conscious choice or mere happenstance.
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