fresh yeast

I'm wondering if there's any place to buy fresh yeast.

I sort of get the impression that only restaurants and bakeries can buy fresh yeast, but maybe I"m wrong.

I don't suppose it is sold here on this site?


Tory Glenn
posted over 2 years ago

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You should be able to find it in a well stocked supermarket. It's usually sold in the dairy section next to the eggs. It could be hard to find because it comes in small foil packages. Ask the dairy manager.

Jim Z.
posted over 2 years ago

Ok, I'll try to look for it. Thanks.

- Tory   over 2 years ago

Tory, you might be able to find it in a local high end grocery. In the SF Bay Area, there are only two stores I found that stock Fresh Yeast - Draeger's and Lunardi's.

Alex L.
posted over 2 years ago

A local bakery will sell it to you as well.

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Maria .
posted over 2 years ago

Yes, I also bought it at a bakery one time. They sold me a full pound for about $5. Too bad fresh yeast doesn't freeze very well as I had no way to use up a pound before it went bad.

On another note, I've done lots of experimentation, and haven't found a whole lot of difference between fresh and other forms of yeast. If you can find it, fresh yeast is fun to play with. If you can't, don't sweat it.

When the dough is rising, fresh yeast dough smells much better to me, but when it's baked, it tastes about the same. Also, fresh yeast seems to be a little more vigorous and create bigger bubbles in the dough, but again the difference isn't game changing. Just my 2c.

Alex L.
posted over 2 years ago

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