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Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter

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Start making yogurt at home. This mild-flavored direct-set yogurt starter is easy to use and produces thick, creamy yogurt. Perfect for beginners and busy people alike. Make yogurt when you like and freeze the remaining packets for later. No starter to maintain. 
 

  • Each box contains four packets of starter culture.
  • Use 1 packet with 1-2 quarts milk
  • For larger batches, use 2 packets with 1-4 gallons milk
  • Cultures at 110ºF using a yogurt maker or other appliance
  • This culture is also suitable for use with raw dairy milk or non-dairy milk, with special care
  • Yogurt is amazingly versatile, and may be used in recipes from smoothies to baked goods.
  • Having trouble making yogurt? Browse our Yogurt Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Mild Yogurt Starter Instructions and Troubleshooting: 


Ingredients: Lactose, live active cultures (Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus)

This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Shipping Information and Shelf-life:

Our Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt 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): 6 to 12 months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12+ months

 

Mild Yogurt Starter Allergen Information:

Our Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter is a gluten-free product. It is manufactured in a facility that also produces products made with soy and dairy. 


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Bonni  

Why I Love This Product

I love yogurt, but not all the time. I know there are people who eat yogurt every day and some who go through a gallon a week or more. Me? I like yogurt on occasion, so a direct-set yogurt culture is perfect! Our Mild Yogurt Starter is delicious, creamy, and super easy to make. I store the packets in the freezer and when the craving hits, heat the milk, cool the milk and let it culture in my Excalibur for 8 hours until set. It's so delicious, I eat it plain! Bonni, Customer Support Manager

 

 



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  • From Ann at 1/2/2015 6:54 PM
    • If I want a smaller batch can I use half a packet and reserve the other half for future use?
    • It is very difficult to measure smaller amounts of the starter. We recommend making up the full recipe and storing the extra yogurt. It will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks, and up to 3 months in the freezer.
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  • From kathy at 7/9/2014 10:28 AM
    • Does this contain any yeasts, or just culturing bacteria and is there a difference when it comes to yogurt?
    • The starter includes no yeast but has the following bacteria: Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus.
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  • From Ashley at 11/11/2013 12:58 PM
    • I am considering this yogurt starter and the Euro Cuisine yogurt maker, but my question is can I use raw milk using these two products?
    • Yes, you can use raw milk with the mild flavor starter in a yogurt maker. However, if you are looking to maintain the beneficial bacteria in raw milk, then you must be sure to never let the milk or temperature of the yogurt maker get above 110º.

      See our Learn to Make Yogurt page under the Raw Milk Yogurt section: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/yogurt
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  • From Melissa at 11/6/2013 8:20 PM
    • Can these be used in the Cuisinart yogurt maker? The directions on it say to dump everything in and turn it on. I have only used the Euro Cuisine where you pre heat to 180ºF then cool and incubate. Thanks.
    • According to the instructions for this particular yogurt maker, yes, it can be used with our cultures. Since we recommend heating the milk and cooling it, Cuisinart instructs the user to do this and then subtract 1-2 hours from the total fermentation time.
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  • From Jeanine at 4/9/2013 1:19 PM
    • Could you make more yogurt from the starters if you used some of the yogurt you made? I've seen recipes that make yogurt from milk and a carton of yogurt from the store. I was wondering if I could do the same thing with this, but I understand if it can't be done with the powder starter. Thanks.
    • The distributor of the Vegan Yogurt Starter indicates this is not a reculturable starter. Vegan milks do not provide the lactose necessary for the bacteria to reproduce, so you likely would not be able to make more than one or two additional batches.
      Eventually, a new direct-set starter must be used.
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  • From Yvonne at 11/29/2012 10:43 PM
    • What is the shelf life of your yogurt starters?
    • The direct-set Mild Flavor and Traditional Flavor Yogurt starters will last 6-12 months in the refrigerator or over 12 months when stored in the freezer.
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  • From Bobbi at 9/20/2012 12:24 AM
  • From Phoebe at 5/4/2012 2:53 PM
    • Will it work to use pectin as a thickener? I have a fair amount of instant pectin (the type used for freezer jam) and wondered if I could use that in my yogurt.
    • Pectin is frequently used as a thickener in commercial products and should work very well with the Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter or any of the heirloom yogurt starters. Instant pectin has additional flavors and sweeteners that can create undesirable flavors in yogurt.

      We have tested several types and recommend Pomona's pectin for thickening yogurt: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/pomona-universal-pectin.html
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  • From Emily at 4/8/2012 2:39 PM
  • From john C. at 12/6/2011 6:02 PM
    • I believe this is the starter culture I want. I am unclear as to how many "packets" are contained in each box. please advise. Regards, JC
    • Contains 4 packets; each packet makes 1 to 2 quarts of yogurt. For larger batches, use 2 packets with 1-4 gallons milk.
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Great Yogurt Review by Mari
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I make this in my Eurocuisine yogurt maker and let it set for 6to 8 hours. It comes out perfect every time, delicious and creamy. I get several batches from each package of starter by using a single jar from a previous batch as starter. I have tried several CFH starters, and they are all good, but this is my favorite because the flavor and consistency remind me of a good Greek yogurt. By the way, I am using a ultra filtered milk, Fairlife, which has a higher protein content than regular milk, so that may be why it sets up very thick.

(Posted on 6/14/2015)

excellent product but unnecessarily expensive Review by clivew
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produces an excellent thick, creamy, mild yogurt and is easier to mix in than using a tub of plain yogurt. Unfortunately, but it is much more expensive than a tub of organic plain yogurt.
Like many people I have a yogurt incubator that holds only a quart of milk, so I am only getting half the amount of yogurt I should for the money.
As each portion is in its own sealed pack, it would be no problem to make the box hold 8 packs capable of making 1quart instead of just 4 packs capable of 2 quarts but used for 1quart.

CFH Note ~ If the starter is used with dairy and a new batch is made within 5 to 7 days, subsequent batches can be made using the previous batch as a starter. The starter will eventually weaken but with good care, you should be able to culture 6 to 8 batches from each packet.

(Posted on 5/12/2015)

mild flavored yogurt starter Review by rose
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This is the best yogurt starter that I have ever bought.It is nice and thick and creamy and mild tasting, delicious.

(Posted on 4/27/2015)

Try It With Half & Half Review by Rich
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I don't know why anyone would use low-fat milk or ultra-pasteurized anything. I make this (and all my yogurts) with organic half and half, normal pasteurized. Delicious! Creamy! Rich! And if you understand the value of fat in the diet, HEALTHY!!

(Posted on 4/17/2015)

Great Yogurt! Review by Jacki
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I use raw milk from pasture-raised cows (I do heat the milk to 180 degrees). I've been making yogurt with this starter for about 9 months and have it every morning for breakfast with fresh blueberries and sliced almonds and it's fantastic!!!!

(Posted on 4/10/2015)

Awesome yogurt Review by Stephanie
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This is an awesome yogurt! It is very mild and easily hides in things I give 14 my year old son. He hates anything fermented. LOL
It also has the specific bacteria I was searching for.

(Posted on 4/7/2015)

Love this product! Review by lynyrd53
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I love yogurt, but prefer the mild and not super tangy varieties (sweet tooth!!) This type is perfect....and I used Ultra pasteurized organic milk...it came out thick and tasty and mildly tangy!! I used a jar of my first batch (VERY carefully) for a second batch, and its fine...might try a third!!

(Posted on 4/1/2015)

good culture Review by M
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This culture makes rich, creamy yogurt. One point to note is that to create creamy yogurt it helps to thoroughly stir the culture into the milk. I stir for a full minute as it seems to develop the culture.

(Posted on 3/22/2015)

Completely satisflied with your cultures. Review by gaudiya
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We have been having not great success with making yogurt over here in France, but since I brought your cultures back with me from the USA this month, we've been making perfect yogurt. We start with raw cows milk from the farm down the road.
The starters we bought here from a store where giving us yogurt, but a little slimy and not to the liking of certain memebers of our big fmaily [11]. Everyone likes the taste and consistancy of your starters much better with the same milk.

(Posted on 3/20/2015)

Great tasting yogurt Review by Lynette
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I love the taste of the Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter. When I made it came out very smooth and creamy. I shared it with a co-worker and she loves it. I will buy it again.

(Posted on 3/4/2015)

wonderful yogurt culture Review by mev
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I used this starter with 2% organic milk in a yogurt maker for 8 1/2 hrs. It came out smooth, creamy and nicely mild tasting. I love the fact that it provides so many different bacterium in one product. Also, I am lactose intolerant and usually cannot eat store-brought yogurts without stomach upset; however, this yogurt, even using milk containing lactose, did not upset my stomach. I will be purchasing this product again and highly recommend it.

(Posted on 2/4/2015)

Mild,light taste Review by Anne
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I have this every morning with fruit. It consistently makes up a creamy, delicious yogurt. All the friends I have introduced to your products have been more than pleased.

(Posted on 1/21/2015)

Great Appreciation Review by janet
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I love this company and their customer service department deserves high commendations. I have learned so much about making raw goat milk yogurt from talking to the folks at Cultures for Health.
Everyone has always paid such close attention to resolving my problem with getting the best yogurt possible. This yogurt is very very delicious. Many thanks to the CFH team.
Blessings, J. Culp

(Posted on 1/13/2015)

Good Flavor Review by Dan
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The mild flavor yogurt starter is just right for my taste... not too acidic. I like that it has more yogurt bacteria in it than the other starters. I'm still experimenting with the milk I use, but I am beginning to understand that the more fat in the milk, the thicker the yogurt will be. Even with non-fat milk, the consistency is quite good.

(Posted on 1/10/2015)

Our favorite yogurt culture... Review by Whitney
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I love this culture. I make it over night in our yogotherm, and then I blink and we have finished of two quarts of probiotic goodness! I highly recommend trying this, especially if you are Justin's starting in the fermenting world, and want to get your feet wet, without having to keep a culture alive.

(Posted on 12/29/2014)

Yummy Yogurt Review by Janet
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I use this product with fresh, raw goat milk from a local farm. It makes the best yogurt I've ever tasted, and I'm able to digest it, b/c I haven't killed the enzymes. I share some of this yogurt with friends, and they all rave about it too!

(Posted on 12/23/2014)

Excellent Review by Kim4simpsons
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Love the mild taste and smooth consistency. I will be repurchasing.

(Posted on 11/17/2014)

Excellent taste and creamy.I have this with fresh fruit every morning. Review by Anne
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Have recommended this to several friends.I also really enjoyed the Bulgarian yogurt.

(Posted on 11/10/2014)

Makes the Best Lassi Ever Review by Zindebaad
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Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, and for me, ground, roasted cumin. The starter made a wonderfully firm and perfect tasting yogurt. Previously I had used store bought yogurt for a starter. Nevermore.

(Posted on 10/16/2014)

FANTASTIC YOGURT Review by mosone
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This is the best yogurt I have ever made. Flavor is so mild, I can eat it without adding anything to it. Very easy to make. I used organic skim milk and it ended up just the right consistancy. Just made my second batch yesterday, using some of the yogurt from the first batch and I think it was even better than the first. It also dissolves very easily. I have had trouble with that using other cultures in the past. You can't go wrong with this one.

(Posted on 10/8/2014)



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