Fresh yeast is available at bagel bakeries or simply local bakeries that are kindly. Sometimes you can find Fleischmann’s fresh yeast in the dairy case at the supermarket or beg some from a local bagel bakery who usually good about selling blocks and half-blocks of fresh yeast. Instant dry yeast is perfectly fine for this feathery, moist and lightly sweet holiday challah but nothing beats the imcomparable taste and texture of a challah made with fresh yeast, let alone, the fragrance! If you never experienced the slightly different (and more subtle) scent of fresh yeast in home bread baking, make this new year the time to start. Be brave. Be bold. Start the new year on a high note.