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Looking to get started making probiotic-rich yogurt at home? You can learn how to make homemade yogurt from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.

Different yogurt starters culture under different conditions. Mesophilic yogurt starters culture at 70-77 F. Thermophilic yogurt starters culture at 110 F. Heirloom yogurt starters are re-usable starters and can be used to culture batches of yogurt indefinitely with the proper care. Direct-set yogurt starters are single use starter cultures and can be used to culture one batch of yogurt.

When you make yogurt at home, you get to choose which ingredients go into the final product. We have a wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes to help you along the way. Browse our expert advice below and remember... you can do this!

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  • HOW-TO VIDEO: How to Make Viili, Filmjölk, Matsoni, and Piimä Yogurt

    HOW-TO VIDEO: How to Make Viili, Filmjölk, Matsoni, and Piimä Yogurt

    With no yogurt maker required Viili, Filmjölk, Matsoni, and Piimä yogurt varieties are easy to make at home. Learn how to culture them right on your counter with our How-To Video!

  • What is Yogurt?

    What is Yogurt?

    What is yogurt, and what is yogurt made of? Brush up on the history of yogurt, where yogurt comes from, and other details about its history.

  • The Difference Between Kefir and Yogurt

    The Difference Between Kefir and Yogurt

    Kefir and Yogurt are both cultured dairy products but there are differences between kefir and yogurt that make them unique. Learn which is best for you!

  • Choosing A Yogurt Starter

    Choosing A Yogurt Starter

    Learn all about yogurt starters and how to choose one that fits your life. Consider taste, consistency, and beneficial bacteria in each type of yogurt culture.

  • Choosing Milk For Making Yogurt

    Choosing Milk For Making Yogurt

    When making yogurt at home, you have several choices of milk to use. Learn how pasteurization, fat content, and more will affect your homemade yogurt!

  • Yogurt Starter FAQ

    Yogurt Starter FAQ

    Learn more about making homemade yogurt using a yogurt starter culture with our detailed FAQ.

  • Yogurt Making Basic Supply List

    Yogurt Making Basic Supply List

    Learn the basics of home yogurt making, including supplies and ingredients you need to make delicious homemade yogurt!

  • How To Make Homemade Yogurt

    How To Make Homemade Yogurt

    Learn how to make yogurt right at home. Making homemade yogurt allows you to choose better ingredients, is fun, easy, and can save you money in the long run!

  • How To Culture Yogurt Without A Yogurt Maker

    How To Culture Yogurt Without A Yogurt Maker

    Learn to culture yogurt at home without a yogurt maker, and for a fraction of the price of store-bought yogurt!

  • How To Make Yogurt In A Crock Pot

    How To Make Yogurt In A Crock Pot

    No yogurt maker? No problem! Learn the tips and tricks for using a slow cooker or crock pot to make yogurt.

  • Testing Your Yogurt Maker

    Testing Your Yogurt Maker

    Having trouble making yogurt in your yogurt maker? A simple water test can help to pinpoint the problem. Follow these easy steps to test your appliance.

  • Thickening Homemade Yogurt

    Thickening Homemade Yogurt

    Runny homemade yogurt? No need to fret, we'll teach you how to thicken your homemade yogurt in a few easy steps using a variety of thickeners and methods.

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