Buttermilk & Sour Cream Direct Set Starter Culture

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Buttermilk and Sour Cream Starter Culture

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Make delicious, fresh-tasting buttermilk and sour cream at home with this direct-set starter culture. Freeze the remaining starter packets for later. No starter to maintain. Use Buttermilk and Sour Cream in a variety of recipes

  • Each box contains eight packets of starter culture.
  • Use 1 packet with 1-4 quarts milk or cream.
  • Instructions on making buttermilk and sour cream with this culture are included.
  • Cultures at room temperature, 74º-77ºF, no appliance required.
  • This culture is suitable for use with raw or pasteurized dairy milk, half and half, or cream.
  • Avoid ultra-pasteurized or UHT milk, half and half, or cream.

 

Ingredients: Milk, live active cultures (Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis biovar. diacetylactis and Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris).

This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Shipping Information and Shelf-life:

Our Buttermilk and Sour Cream Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried culture in a dairy carrier. The starter is good

  • At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 3 to 4 weeks
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 3 months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12+ months

 

Allergen Information:

  • Contains dairy. 
  • Packaged in a facility that also manufactures products made with wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, and fish. 

 

       


Suzanne

 

Why I Love This Product

Sour cream is such a versatile condiment. This direct-set starter makes a smooth, fresh-tasting sour cream that is delicious with anything from fresh fruit to a savory taco salad. With this starter, I don't have to worry about maintaining a mother culture. I just start the culturing process the day before, and it's ready to eat with dinner the next night! Suzanne, Customer Support Representative

 

 



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  • From Debbie at 5/8/14 4:13 AM
    • Do I have to use raw milk? I can only obtain store bought pasteurized milk in my location.
    • Store bought, pasteurized works very well with the Buttermilk & Sour Cream Starter.
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Excellent quality, taste, performance, and easy to make Review by Candlefoot
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I used the one-time use starter packet with organic whole milk (from Costco). The end product is delicious and very thick. The cost is one-half of purchased organic buttermilk, and the homemade one tastes better. I cultured mine in the oven with the light on. My end product was thick like sour cream (my oven read 80 degrees), because when I went to bed I couldn't open oven door to adjust temp. I used some on baked potato with chives. I made herb/Romano muffins and my husband said 2nd batch raised better, more moist, and more flavorful (usually he doesn't notice differences). Delicious, thick, flavorful. Can't wait to try it in pancakes, and cornbread. (I made four quarts from one packet.) (Posted on July 28, 2014)
wonderful raw goat buttermilk Review by SW
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I made buttermilk with raw goat milk and it came out beautifully, thick and tasty, unlike yogurt, which is a bit thin when made with goat milk instead of cows milk. The buttermilk is divine. (Posted on July 26, 2014)
Excellent! Review by PaulR
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Most delicious buttermilk I have ever tasted! Sour cream was started from the buttermilk, and it smells great so far. Can hardly wait to try it with raw milk and cream. (Posted on March 29, 2014)
Great product! Review by Karen
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I made both sour cream and buttermilk from this starter and both are fabulous! I have used buttermilk for years in pancakes, biscuits, etc but the results from the homemade are beyond expectation! I make the sour cream with light cream and buttermilk, and the buttermilk with non-fat milk and the last buttermilk. Easy to make and perpetuate, and the results are beyond belief! (Posted on March 19, 2014)
Nice and Easy Review by bjtmoc
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This product was really easy to use. I followed the instructions and bam - sour cream! It doesn't taste exactly like store-bought sour cream, but that's not a bad thing. It tasted great! Will definitely order again. (Posted on February 4, 2014)
Delicious and easy! Review by Nettle
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So simple. Yielded great result with our raw milk. Our milk is from 100% grass fed cows, which for some products doesn't yield great results. We've made both buttermilk and sour cream and are very satisfied. (Posted on January 10, 2014)
Yummy sour cream Review by Jbb
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I used this to make my first ever sour cream and was very pleased with how it turned out. My hat's off to Sarah in the support center. I didn't follow the directions exactly, but she bailed me out! Thank you! (Posted on December 28, 2013)
Excellent buttermilk Review by Freebron
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I made buttermilk beginning with very fresh raw whole milk. After following the instructions thoroughly I had the best tasting buttermilk ever. I was able to enjoy a small glass by itself and made excellent waffles with it too. (Posted on December 21, 2013)
Awesome sour cream! Review by running duck
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This made the BEST sour cream I've ever had. I thought the stuff from the store was good until we made this!!! So creamy and tangy :) Super easy to make too, we will never buy it from the store again. (Posted on November 25, 2013)
Never buy store bought again! Review by Honeytiger
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The only thing that may make this even more delicious is raw milk. But, since it is illegal to sell raw milk in Virginia, and we can't have cows or goats, I have to use organic store milk. That doesn't make the sour cream any less glorious! Once you taste home fermented, you'll never go back. AND, if you take care of your sour cream, you can keep it going . (Posted on November 16, 2013)
I love this starter! Review by Trudi
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Oh. My. Goodness. The buttermilk and sour cream made with this starter are absolutely delicious! We use raw milk, so it's even easier - just bring the milk to 77 degrees (it literally takes only 2-3 minutes), stir in the starter and that's it. I put it in a half gallon mason jar covered with cheesecloth, let it sit on the counter for the 16-18 hours, and when done pop put a lid on it and put it in the fridge. HIGHLY recommend!! (Posted on August 31, 2013)
The buttermilk & Sour Cream Direct Set Starter Culture worked very good Review by Krishnan
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We were highly satisfied with the taste of buttermilk made with your direct starter kit. Big Fans now. Will be re-ordering soon. (Posted on January 13, 2013)
I'm never buying sour cream from the store again! Review by Ama
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This is the easiest thing in the world to make, and the results are delicious. I heat up the milk and cool it down, stir in the starter, and let it sit in a thermos insulator for 18 to 24 hours. Thick, rich, tasty sour cream for less than half what I pay for it in the store. (Posted on April 16, 2012)
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