Q. I have a question about using Geotrichum Candidum. Your Butterkase recipe calls for a wee bit of it. How vital is the inclusion of the Geotrichum? Might I get a satisfactory result without it?
A. The Geotrichum will dry off the surface after the initial yeast layer is established from the ambient environs. It will form a thin barrier and prevent other unwanted molds from establishing on the surface.