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LH 38: Making Cultured Butter

Welcome to Episode #38 of the Living Homegrown Podcast!

This is a short little episode explaining how to make your own cultured butter with little effort. 

Now if you have never had cultured butter before you are in for a real treat. Homemade butter itself is amazing but when you take it a step further and make cultured butter it is beyond amazing.

You learn:

  • 4 key benefits of making cultured butter (beyond the incredible fresh flavor)
  • How you can stop half way through and still get something delicious
  • The type of cream you should avoid using
  • 3 different things you can use to start your culture
  • How to preserve your butter so you can enjoy it for months to come

What I love about making cultured butter is that…

You get two bonus products in the process!

  1. If you stop before you whip up the butter, you get creme fraiche. (What is creme fraiche? Here’s an explanation)
  2. You get real buttermilk as a byproduct. And that buttermilk can be used to make baked goods, pancakes, or even ranch dressing. {So worth trying it just for that}

You may not want to make cultured butter all the time. But you should certainly do it once in your lifetime so you can experience it.

Here’s the full printable recipe with photos of all the stages.


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Resources & Links Mentioned:

Cultured Butter Recipe with Pictures  (PDF Download)

How to Make Yogurt at Room Temperature (Podcast Episode #2 on making yogurt with no special equipment)



Click here for the full transcript for Episode #38


For More About This Podcast Series:

Check out podcast Episode 00 to get:

  • The whole scoop on what this podcast series is all about
  • My background, experience & training
  • What to expect going forward

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.