Hi. I haven't made bread for a few weeks - I've done this often before and the starter just comes to life the moment I feed it.
This time my starters (I always keep 2, in case of problems!) have gone rather hard, with patches of mould on top. I think it is due to having kept some blue cheese in the fridge - BIG mistake.
I carefully scraped away the top to get to the "good" starter underneath and took a small amount, fed it as usual - and overnight, very little has happened. I am going to take a small amount of this starter and feed it with rye flour - will this be enough to bring it back to health again, or has my starter gone for ever???