Artisanal Probiotic Cultures

Artisanal Probiotic Cultures

Would you like to learn how to grow cultures that will aid digestion, preserve foods, and add flavor and nutrition? This course is designed to promote creativity while tasting and learning how to make probiotics. Meanwhile, make your own fermented products like cheese, kimchi, ginger, turmeric, and beet kvass, and tepache (made from pineapples)! Learn where they came from, why they are necessary for our health, and how you can grow them in your own home. Walk away with new and exciting recipes to try at home like yogurt, kombucha, and sauerkraut.

This course must be taught at a BioNetwork location.

Level: Beginner
Lecture Hours: 2.00
Lab Hours: 2.00
Total Contact Hours: 4.00

Request this Course

Request this Course

Submit this form to request this course to be scheduled.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Topics Include

Fermenting Ginger turmeric and beet kvass

  • Taste
  • Prepare
  • Blend/ Mix
  • Test

Fermenting tepache

  • Taste
  • Prepare
  • Blend/ Mix
  • Test

Fermenting cheese

  • Taste
  • Prepare
  • Blend/ Mix
  • Test

Fermenting kimchi

  • Taste
  • Prepare
  • Blend/ Mix
  • Test

Learning Objectives

  • Describe fermentation, microorganism metabolism, and its role in preservation and digestion.
  • Understand the necessary environment for successful fermentation.
  • Learn processes for making specific ferments.
  • Describe the basics of sanitation and why they are important to fermentation.
  • Taste and enjoy different fermented products.

Outcomes

  • Through active engagement including tasting, and working through four fermented products, participants will understand how to make probiotics.
  • Participants will understand why probiotics are important for preservation, digestion, and bioavailability of nutrients.
  • Through participation, students will learn how to clean and sanitize for fermentation.

Audience

  • Canned acidified foods, culinary and beverage industries
  • Home enthusiasts, entrepreneurs