29 Aug Fermented Cherries in Beeswax
Chef Dan Barber from Blue Hill posted a photo of fermented cherries encased in beeswax on his Instagram back in 2016. Always curious about trying new simple fermentation processes, I gave this one a try with organic Rainer Cherries from Yakima Valley Washington. These are my favorite cherries, and it’s becoming easier to find them outside of the Pacific Northwest.
You can use any type of cherry, or stone fruit with a stem for this recipe. The beeswax I used had a huge impact on the flavor, which is something I was not expecting. Beeswax can be found at your farmers market or health foods store. If you are in Toronto, you can find local beeswax at Evergreen Brickwork’s shop.
You will start noticing the fermentation after a week, but the true flavor takes 2-3 weeks to fully develop.
Fermented Cherries in Beeswax
- 1 lb Fresh Cherries (I used Organic Rainer)
- 1 cup Fresh Yogurt Whey
- 1 cup Beeswax
- 2 cups Ice Water