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I used Flora Danica to make sour cream! We love it and its delish! Only 1/8 teaspoon on quart of cream and 24 hrs later we have homemade sour cream – great product!!

- GIN

Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture Flora Danica

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Flora Danica Mesophilic Starter Culture
$10.99

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A mesophilic starter culture used for specialty cheeses, sour cream and cultured butter including goat milk cheese, Havarti, Gouda, Baby Swiss, Edam, Blue Cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, Creme Fraiche and other fresh cheeses. Flora Danica gives cheeses a buttery flavor.

  • 50 unit bulk packet (see more below)
  • Usage Rate: Use at the rate directed by your recipe.
  • This is a direct-set (single-use) culture, no maintenance required.

 

Ingredients

  • Cultures: (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, (LMC) Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris.
  • May contain lactose or maltodextrin as a carrier.

 

Storage Information

Store in the refrigerator.

 

What exactly does the unit mean?

The unit of measurement is a formal cheesemaking unit of measurement provided by the manufacturer. Rather than measuring the culture packets by volume, this measurement reflects the activity level of the cultures within the packet. Due to variations across cheese recipes, this measurement scale does not indicate the number of doses or batches contained within a packet. Be sure to always use the amount of culture recommended in your specific recipe.

 

What is a Direct-Set Culture? 

Direct-Set cultures are a one-time-use culture, they cannot be recultured (i.e. perpetuated beyond the single batch).  Direct-Set cultures are often preferred by cheese makers as they require no maintenance or care.  Simply keep the packet in the freezer and remove the portion for your recipe when it's time to make cheese. Most Direct-Set cultures contain multiple doses to inoculate multiple batches.

 

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Reviews

13 Reviews For "Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture Flora Danica"

  1. Delicious!

    by Jen on 07 Fri,2013

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    This makes a dreamy goat cheese. It's very popular around here and doesn't last at all! I highly recommend this culture for making a delicious goat cheese. Looking forward to trying it for other cheeses in the future.

  2. Flora Danica is my favorite fresh cheese starter for goats milk.

    by bamboola on 11 Thu,2013

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    I have found Ricki Carroll's book to be an indispensible resource for my cheese making efforts. I tried out many recipes for both aged and fresh cheeses. For the fresh cheeses, I used several types of chevre starters, and fromage blanc with success. In Ricki's book, she has a "Note:" that says "Flora Danica is an excellent fresh goat cheese starter for any of the soft cheese recipes...". So I tried out the Flora Danica - and subsequently tossed out all of my other soft cheese starters! Why would I want to spend time and milk making something less tasty than the Flora Danica?? It is amazingly delicious!

  3. PERFECT Sour Cream

    by SprCch on 06 Thu,2014

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    These cultures made the perfect sour cream. I bought this particular product because I'm able to make so many different things with it. My first was sour cream. Quick and easy and got 4 pint jars from 1 quart of whipping cream. I added an 1/8 teaspoon of culture and then 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt when complete. Can't wait to try some other things with this product! :)

  4. good stuff!

    by WendP on 09 Tue,2014

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    I made my first feta a couple of weeks ago. Holy smokes, it's good!
    I'm looking forward to making more kinds of cultured dairy products with it.

  5. Great product

    by mimiwood1 on 11 Fri,2014

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    A great product at a terrific price! The quality is the same as the other outstanding products I purchased from Cultures for Health.

  6. we love it

    by GIN on 01 Wed,2015

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    I used Flora Danica to make sour cream! We love it and its delish!
    Only 1/8 teaspoon on quart of cream and 24 hrs later we have homemade sour cream – great product!!

  7. Great for cream cheese

    by SeaCheese on 02 Mon,2015

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    I've been using this culture to make my cream cheese for the last 9 months. The culture seems very dependable when used per the recipe here, although I often extend the incubation to 24 hours. I use 3/4 whole milk and 1/4 cream and the result is a pleasantly mild cream cheese with a light acidity and slightly buttery flavor. Indispensable, I never buy cream cheese anymore.

  8. I love this stuff for cultured butter

    by scooter123 on 08 Mon,2015

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    So, I saw someone use this to make cultured butter and let me tell you what this is amazing! I really love the flavor this imparts to my butter, so delicious. I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for something to make cultured butter with it gives it kind of a sour cream taste almost...so good!!

  9. Cultured butter.

    by Anna on 07 Wed,2014

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    So far I've only used it for cultured butter. Very good.

  10. Amazing stuff!

    by Tina on 09 Sun,2014

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    Thanks for making this available,I do wish you would send instructions with it and it did not arrive in a cold insulated package even though it was at the the hieght of a hot summer. I was afraid it could be killed but those little grains are amazing! I put 1/8 th teaspoon into 2 quarts of raw cream in a large glass bowl,stir lightly several hours later then each time I peek under the cloth I can tell it is cultering my cream into a thick,flavorful future butter. After 24 hours of counter cultering I put it into the fridge for a good chilling then proceed to make butter in the blender. YUM!

    Note from CFH: Flora Danica is used to culture a variety of different products. Recipes are available on our website.

  11. Very good!

    by Margaret on 03 Tue,2014

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    This is a very good culture. thanks...:)

  12. good product

    by Teresa on 08 Fri,2015

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    It worked well and my cheese turned out really good. I'm very happy with the product.

  13. Sweet mother of all that is holy this is good stuff

    by Katrina on 04 Fri,2013

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    Well it is the best in our goats' cheese. We mix it and buttermilk and it doesn't last at all! No time to finish typing must go eat goat cheese!!!

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Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cultures: (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, (LMC) Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris.
  • May contain lactose or maltodextrin as a carrier.

Questions

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  • From Courtney at 4/6/2015 8:06 AM
    • Typically how long will the culture last once the packet is opened? I'm interested in making my own cream cheese but am concerned that most of the culture will go bad before I can use it all.
    • Once opened, the culture should be stored in a well-sealed container in the freezer. It should last up to a year this way.
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  • From Karpis Barseghyan at 10/22/2014 10:51 PM
    • 1 unit its for 1gallon? 50 unit for 50 gallon!
    • The bulk packet can be used to inoculate 500 liters (132 gallons) of milk.
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  • From Deb at 4/6/2013 9:29 PM
    • Does this product need the addition of rennet to work?
    • This product does not contain rennet, so if the cheese recipe you're using calls for rennet, you'll need to add it separately.
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  • From Keri at 3/8/2013 11:48 AM
    • I'm looking for a cheese culture for swiss cheese that can be perpetuated from batch to batch. Does such a thing exist?
      Thank you
    • We don't recommend a reusable culture for Swiss Cheese. We recommend using a direct-set thermophilic culture along with the Propionic Shermanii Culture. You will find a recipe here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/how-to-make-swiss-cheese-recipe/
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  • From Chris P at 2/16/2013 8:26 AM
    • How much flora danica do you suggest for a 1 gal cows milk Brie?
    • Use 1/4 teaspoon for 1 gallon of cow milk.
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  • From Matthew at 2/1/2013 11:28 AM
    • How much Flora Danica should be used to inoculate one pint of raw cream with the intent of making cultured butter? How long should the inoculated cream be held at the culturing temperature. What is the culturing temperature?
    • Heat the cream to 77°F, and add 1/8 teaspoon of Flora Danica culture or Mesophilic Aromatic Type B culture to up to a gallon of cream. (Do not use less than 1/8 teaspoon even if you are only culturing a pint of cream.) Mix well to evenly distribute the starter culture in the cream. Incubate the mixture at 74-77°F for 12 hours.

      You will find specific instructions for making cultured butter here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/how-to-make-cultured-butter/
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  • From bfields at 12/6/2012 5:05 PM
    • can the flora danica culture be used with raw milk?
    • Yes, Flora Danica is compatible with raw milk.
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  • From laurie at 10/16/2012 12:52 PM
    • how many teaspoon or ounces are there in 50 units?
    • There are 3-4 tablespoons in the 50-unit package of culture.
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  • From Tryagan at 8/4/2012 12:38 PM
    • How much of the Flora Danica is used per gallon of goat? milk?
    • The amount of culture used depends on the type of cheese you are making. While using goat's milk versus cow's milk shouldn't change that amount, in general goat's milk yields a slightly lesser amount of finished product.
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