Mesophilic Direct Set Starter Culture MM Series

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Danisco Direct Set Mesophilic Culture MM Series

For soft-ripened and fresh (unripened) cheeses including Brie, Camembert, Havarti, Gouda, Edam, feta, blue, chèvre, etc.

50 dcu bulk packet*

This is a direct-set culture. Follow the instrutions included in your recipe or use 1/8 teaspoon per gallon of milk or 1/4 tsp. per 2 to 5 gallons or 1/2 teaspoon per 5 to 10 gallons.


  • (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
  • (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis
  • Contains sucrose and maltodextrins as a carrier

*Please note: these are bulk packets. The unit measurement is a formal cheesemaking measurement scale and does not indicate the number of doses or batches contained in the packet.

What is a direct-set culture? A direct-set culture is a one-time-use culture and cannot be recultured (i.e., perpetuated beyond the single batch). Direct-set cultures are often preferred by cheesemakers 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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  • From Donna at 2/1/13 11:15 AM
    • How much cheese does this actually make?
    • It will depend on the recipe. Usually this starter works at the rate of about 1/4 tsp to 3-5 gallons of milk. The yield of cheese will vary, depending on the hardness of the cheese (how much whey is pressed out).

      This packet has a few teaspoons in it. ‚Äč
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  • From Holly Dech at 3/13/13 4:22 PM
  • From Melissa at 11/18/13 2:25 AM
    • Hi, can i use this with plant base "milks" , does this works? Thanks
    • The Mesophilic Direct Set Starter Culture works beautifully with dairy milk but it is not suitable for non-dairy, plant based milks.
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