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Fromage Blanc Starter Culture

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This starter culture is so easy to use, your children can be involved in making Fromage Blanc.  Fromage Blanc has a rich, mild taste--more mild than yogurt.  It makes an excellent spread for crackers or bread or a dip for fruits and vegetables.

Each box contains 4 single-use packets. Each packet contains both starter culture and rennet. Just add milk! Full instructions included.

Fromage Blanc Culture Includes: Lactose, Ascorbic Acid, Lactic Bacteria (Lactococcus lactis supsp. Lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. diacetylactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris), Rennet

Click here for Instructions for Making Fromage Blanc.

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.

Please note, this particular product contains both starter culture and rennet in each packet.

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  • From Mary at 9/5/2013 12:44 AM
    • What is the approximate yield after the cheese has been hung to the soft stage?
    • The general rule for soft cheeses is that a gallon of milk makes about a pound of cheese.
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  • From Mark at 9/4/2013 6:47 PM
    • Can skim milk be used with success
    • Yes, you can use skim (nonfat) milk to make Fromage Blanc. However, the yield will be lower and the cheese will be drier.
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  • From Laurie C at 6/1/2013 12:07 AM
    • Is this the same thing as fromage frais that I have purchased (in England on holiday?)
    • Yes, they are the same thing.
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  • From Tal at 8/5/2012 9:13 PM
    • Is the rennet provided animal or vegetable based?
    • This culture includes vegetable rennet.
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  • From Sarah M. at 2/27/2012 11:09 PM
    • Is it possible to use this starter for less than a gallon of milk? I was thinking I would like to culture a half gallon of milk. ~Thanks!
    • You can use the package to culture a half-gallon of milk, but it will set fast so you'll want to keep a close eye on it.
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  • From Denise Graziani at 11/12/2011 4:34 PM
  • From Jennie at 4/14/2011 6:25 PM
    • The directions say to use pasteurized milk, but is it ok to use raw? Does that change the texture?
    • Hi Jennie,

      Raw milk has live cultures in it that may compete with the starter culture. You can pasteurize your raw milk to use for this cheese if you wish.

      Hope that helps,


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