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Old 10-30-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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? on making own yocheese

can you use yocheese as your starter in making your own yogurt or do you need to use yogurt? I am making yocheese for the first time and using my homemade yogurt. I don't know if I need to save 1/2 cup of the yogurt first before I strain it or I can use yocheese to make another batch. does this make sense or am I clear as mud
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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I would think you would want to take out 1/2 cup of the yogurt first before you strain it. why waste the whey when you could put it into the next batch. JMO
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:45 AM   #3
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sure kayan! either un-strained yogurt or thickened yocheese, both make fine starters. (avoid store-bought flavored yogurt as it's thickeners & stabilizers negate the power of the active cultures, or so I've read) I'm always a bit dissappointed when I snatch off the lid of a batch that's been cooking 10+ hours & it's weak & watery looking, but after an "overnight drain" it firms up real purty! LOVE IT!
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:50 PM   #4
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I use Trader Joe's Greek yogurt as a starter, which from my understanding is just drained yogurt. It works great and turns out a nice thick batch. DH likes it best when I let it "percolate" 8 to 10 hours -thick and tangy!

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