Hello everyone, I grew up in Brazil. At some point in the late 70's, early 80's, my mother got some yogurt culture from a friend of hers. We had fresh yogurt every day. I hated it, but wanted to love it because it was so exotic. So I ate it. Anyway, now, I live in New York, and am craving that fresh yogurt. I haven't found the type of culture my mother had anywhere. Maybe you know about it? I don't know the name of the bacteria, but the thing looked like small curd cottage cheese. It wasn't in powder form, and it never got mixed in with the results. We never ate the culture. It was sort of spongy to the touch, and white. Every once in a while, we had to throw or give some away, because it grew and multiplied. We had it on a clean plastic sieve, poured milk on it, and left it overnight, over a bowl. In the morning, there would be yogurt in the bowl. We would then rinse the culture (and sieve) very carefully, and repeat the whole process. Have you ever heard of this? Do you have any idea of what it was, what it is called, and where I can get some? My mother passed away almost 18 years ago. Unfortunately, there's nobody who would know what I am talking about. Thank you for your help and attention, Rosane.