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"the perfect balance"

I really enjoy the mild flavor culture taste. It rises above to taste light and rich at the same time. I love using it in recipes and to make pasta salad creamy with yogurt.

- Cynthia

Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

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$7.99

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This mild-flavored direct-set yogurt starter is easy to use and produces thick, creamy yogurt. Perfect for beginners and busy people alike. With no starter to maintain, you can make yogurt when you like and freeze the remaining packets for later.

  • Each box contains 4 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.
  • Suitable for use with pasteurized whole milk and with raw dairy milk or non-dairy milk, with special care.
  • Avoid ultra-pasteurized or UHT milk.
  • Direct-set (single-use) culture - each packet makes one batch of yogurt.
  • Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.
  • Having trouble making yogurt? Browse our Yogurt Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Yogurt is amazingly versatile, and may be used in recipes from smoothies to baked goods.

 

Mild Yogurt Starter Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture 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.

Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO

 

Shipping Information and Shelf Life

  • Our Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt culture in a dairy carrier.
  • Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Use by date on box.

 

Actual product may differ from image shown above.

       
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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72 Reviews For "Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture"

  1. Excellent Yogurt Starter

    by Theresa on 09 Tue,2011

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    I made yogurt with this starter and it is the best yogurt I have ever made. If you like Stonyfield, you should use this starter. It was excellent

  2. Light and Delicious

    by Ester on 11 Tue,2011

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    This yogurt is light, delicious and yes, it tastes like the YoBaby from Stonyfield which my kids love. I am making a raw yogurt with this and it comes out great. Thank you!

  3. The perfect yogurt

    by Huck on 03 Fri,2012

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    We love this starter. It makes a very mild yogurt that my six year old eats without any sweetener.

  4. Mild and Creamy

    by Kayman on 03 Wed,2012

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    I have looked for a yogurt like I get in Paris. This one is so close. I make with 34 oz. whole milk and 8 oz. of heavy cream (1/8 tsp. starter) and incubate for 7 hours. When done, add strawberry jam to taste. It is extremely close to what I get in Paris. So delicious!!!

  5. Delicious

    by tiger on 01 Thu,2013

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    Well as I continue my journey to optimal health and weight loss I have to add another delicious delight to my list of excellent products purchased from this site. Mild Yogurt. OMG this was so delicious!!! I have to find out which heirloom variety tastes the most similar. Thanks again for this delicious treat!!!

  6. Terrific Mild Flavored Yogurt

    by Gina on 01 Fri,2013

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    The mild flavor yogurt culture is awesome! I couldn't be happier with the way it turns out with never a disappointment. I let it incubate for about 6 to 7 hours and can alway be sure of a wonderful consistency. This make fabulous greek yogurt although I might let it drain a bit longer than necessary but the final product is great. I have become very popular with my neighbor and dear friends that I share this special treat.

    Because I live so far away from any store, I use nonfat dry milk and add a half cup of heavy cream to a gallon and a half of reconstituted milk. I don't want too much cream because of being conscious of my weight as well as my dog who also enjoys the yogurt. The vet said it is good for his digestion.
    Anyway, along with other reviewers, thank you so much for having this variety available. I enjoy the other yogurt cultures and use them for the liquid in bran muffins, but for a great treat, the mild yogurt flavor is my favorite.

  7. thick, tasty yogurt

    by allison on 05 Wed,2013

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    My family loves this yogurt starter. I make 1 qt. with 1/2 c. powdered milk and culture it for about 5 hours and get thick thick thick (like store bought stuff) yogurt. I usually reculture it 2 or 3 times and it's still pretty thick after the 3rd culture. My daughter and I eat it without any sweetener and my husband and boys prefer just a sprinkling of sugar.

  8. Works well in raw milk!

    by ZenMomma on 05 Sat,2013

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    I have purchased and used an heirloom culture (the Bulgarian), but I found it to be really cumbersome to maintain since I prefer to make raw goats milk yoghurt. I have a large and busy family, and I culture a lot of foods (sauerkraut, sour pickles, water kefir, daily sourdough bread, kimchi). I found that maintaining a pure seed starter was an extra step that made it a challenge for me to keep up with making yoghurt. I have a 9 tray Excalibur dehydrator and a Yogotherm. Running the dehydrator for just a cup of pure seed starter was not an option, and the Yogotherm works best with the 2 quart bucket provided. I purchased the direct set culture and have been very pleased. I've made 5 batches now (2 quarts per batch) with raw goats milk and each batch comes out consistent and tastes great! It's just the right amount of tang for what we like, and not having to worry about maintaining a pure seed starter has been nice. I will definitely be purchasing the Mild Flavour Yoghurt Starter again!

  9. Delicious yogurt my whole family enjoys!

    by Carly on 05 Thu,2013

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    I also love the villi yogurt culture - but my husband and daughter didn't. But this they LOVE. I gladly eat it without sweetener while they add a bit of sugar or honey to theirs. There's no sour taste at all. The texture is very creamy and the yogurt was nice and thick without having to strain it or add any kind of thickener. I am so thrilled with this culture. Easy and delicious!

    Now I'm planning to experiment with using alternative milks to make yogurt with this culture. Here's hoping it will turn out yogurt we like that way too!

  10. works in cashew milk

    by Carly on 06 Sat,2013

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    Since starting to use this yogurt culture, we've had to go casein-free. I'm thrilled to report that this starter has worked beautifully with homemade cashew milk. We have played around with thickeners and prefer the results we get with gelatin. It also helps with creaminess to make particularly rich nut milk - something between cashew milk and cashew cream. I'm so glad we get to keep enjoying this wonderful culture even without dairy.

  11. awesome yogurt; perfect balance of flavor and also very thick.

    by Bedros on 10 Thu,2013

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    I used the started supplied for first run, after that I was able to make new batches from existing yogurt without using any more starters. Your experience may vary, if this is the first time you make yogurt.

    I can eat this yogurt all day long; it's so delicious.


    Use two packets for 1 gallon milk.

  12. Our favorite!

    by BB on 11 Tue,2013

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    This is the yogurt starter when return to again and again. Makes excellent yogurt every time. Mild in tartness while retaining a traditional yogurt taste.

  13. Perfect

    by Cat on 11 Tue,2013

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    Very mild and creamy--just the way I like it. Am eager to try this with coconut milk. Definitely the starter I will use from now on! Thanks!

  14. I didn't care for this yogurt

    by Diane on 11 Sat,2013

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    I didn't care for the taste or consistency of this yogurt so I won't be making it again.

  15. Best homemade yogurt.

    by Mitch on 12 Mon,2013

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    This yogurt gets rave reviews from my friends and family. Super easy to make.

  16. Perfect Yogurt, my granddaughter approves!

    by Love homemade yogurt on 01 Fri,2014

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    This is the third culture I have tried, and the first from cultures of Health. I will definitely order this one again, and maybe try another one. My granddaughter loves this one.

  17. Best yogurt I've ever eaten!

    by shenvalleygirl on 01 Tue,2014

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    I used the reviewer "Huck's" recipe of 34 oz. raw milk, 8 oz. raw cream, 1 packet of starter and incubated for seven hours in my new Euro Cuisine yogurt maker. It came out mild and creamy and there is no need for any thickening agents. I have enough starter for seven more batches and will definitely be ordering it again. Thanks, Cultures for Health for a great product!

  18. Perfect.

    by Terry on 01 Thu,2014

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    This was a no-fail culture. Made great tasting yogurt very easily.

  19. love it

    by janice on 02 Thu,2014

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    so easy to make...so convienent!

  20. Love it!

    by jkimme on 02 Fri,2014

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    It has the best flavor!

  21. Love it!

    by Amanda on 02 Mon,2014

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    This is my second culture to try (first from another company), and I love it! It's super easy to use, and has a great slightly tangy flavor.

  22. excellent

    by Rose on 02 Tue,2014

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    This mild yogurt starter made a light and creamy yogurt. I used it for the SCD yogurt recipe - 24 hour fermentation- and it tasted fabulous!! It also made awesome Greek yogurt. Looking forward to trying nut milk yogurts!!

  23. Excellent!

    by Suzanne on 03 Thu,2014

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    I made 2 quarts of yogurt with this starter and just love it! My husband is not a yogurt eater and likes it very much as long as I add some fruit to it or some jam. I find it is not tart at all and keeps well. Having a yogurt maker, it is so easy to make and nice to say "I made this". Try it out, you will really enjoy it.

  24. Saved us from grocery store sugar-bomb yogurt

    by retroid on 03 Sat,2014

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    The trouble is that I find plain yogurt a little too tart and bitter, and the flavored yogurts in the supermarket are cloyingly sweet. To try to get the family away from the liquid candy yogurt at the supermarket, I got the Eurocuisine (with timer) and this culture. Dazzlingly successful right out of the gates. My current formula: 1 quart whole milk, 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk 180F for 10 min. Cool to 105F by adding half quart cold milk. Add 1tsp vanilla extract, two teaspoons Truvia (stevia), and the culture packet and stir. Ferment 9h, then each jar gets 1tsp cinnamon, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp sugar. Or some crushed blueberries or some hot cocoa mix. Dynamite. Can't wait to develop more flavors.

  25. Best Homemade Yogurt Ever!

    by Andi on 03 Fri,2014

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    I love this starter. I made the best yogurt I have ever made with this starter. It has a wonderful flavor and works with all kinds of milk, even non-dairy types. I won't use any other type of starter again. This is the best!
    Andi

  26. Awesome

    by mel on 04 Thu,2014

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    I have tried several of the yogurts. I find this one easy to use and of consistent quality. I do find that it has a creamier texture if I add in the dry powdered milk to the whole milk that I use. I tried the direct set but had trouble keeping up with the repeat incubations in a timely manner.

  27. Tasty & Reliable

    by JL on 04 Sun,2014

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    Excellent mild flavor. Sets every time. Wish this was available to reculture!

  28. Excellent

    by Joanie on 04 Tue,2014

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    My husband and I are thrilled with this product. We love the taste of the yougur and I am able to achieve the thickness we enjoy. I will continue to purchase this product. Thank You,

  29. Great product!

    by Jo Ann on 05 Sat,2014

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    I never knew it was so easy to make fresh yogurt. This is a nice mild creamy yogurt. I have used the culture with 1%, 2%, and whole organic milk. It comes out great every time. When my kids are home from college I have to make a double batch every week. My son loves adding fresh berries and a little agave syrup. I would definitely recommend this culture to anyone Interested in making their own fresh yogurt.

  30. Great taste, great results

    by Gerry on 05 Thu,2014

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    I experimented with several different cultures and so far, this is my favorite. If you're just starting out, I found the type of milk you use is very important. Higher protein content and higher milk fat give you a yogurt with a firmer texture. I've finally settled on using 1% JERSEY milk and get fantastic results with this culture. It's so rich and creamy I feel guilty eating it! I pretty much follow the instructions on the box.
    Heat to 180 F. HOld at 180 for 20 min then cool down to around 108 and add the culture. I incubate at 108. It's done in about 6 hours.

    I like using single use cultures as the results are more consistent. OH, and also, I'm able to use 1 packet of the culture to make a crock pot full of yogurt (7/8 of a gallon) with NO problems. My temperature IS pretty steady at 108 F.

    Gerry

  31. Makes the best yogurt ever.

    by GF on 06 Thu,2014

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    We live in a rural area and the grocery stores only carry big name mass produced yogurt made with full fat milk. I'm on a low fat diet so I can't eat any of the yogurt in the store. Had make my own yogurt many years ago and found the inconsistent results problematic. With this culture and locally produced non-fat milk, we now have the best yogurt we have ever tasted. Always get a good results, no surprises. I find that adding a half cup of non-fat powdered milk give the yogurt a thick and rich consistency. Thanks for the outstanding product.

  32. love this yogurt

    by ann on 06 Thu,2014

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    did not like the yogurt in stores, flavored or plain. Finding the yogurt starter has been wonderful. great tasting and delicious.I also bought the yogurt maker, would not do without the yogurt maker

  33. LOVE THIS ONE

    by mharper on 07 Tue,2014

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    I first ordered the Greek culture and it was a little too tart for my taste. I ordered the mild culture and it tastes so good, barely tart. With a 1/4 cup of nonfat noninstant dry milk per quart of whole organic not ultrapaturized milk it sets up really well, creamy and smooth. We are eating so much that I am making 3 quarts at a time and we are inhaling it! I have an old insulated yogurt maker than holds only 1 quart. Follow the heating directions in the box. I bought a 9qt thermos ice chest on sale and it holds 2 more quarts. I heat a 11"x12" heating pad in the microwave, put it in the bottom of the ice chest, the two quarts on top and close it up. Wait 8 hours and refrigerate. Remember to save a few tablespoons for your next batch.

  34. Mild yogurt culture

    by Janie on 07 Sun,2014

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    I love this product. I made it for my granddaughter,who was being fed regular store bought "yogurt" packs for babies. There's nothing "yogurt" in them! I gave it to her with fruit puree (now she can eat regular soft fruit and veg) and she loves it. For myself I prefer Greek yogurt but this is a good starter for her.

  35. Highly Recommend! Amazing yogurt!

    by Christina on 09 Thu,2014

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    Best tasting (mild, 'sweet,/nonacidic') yogurt that I have ever made (in 8 years)! Starter is easy mixing, easily dissolved resulting in even consistency, amazingly creamy & thick yogurt!
    Used 1/2 gal 2% pasteurized cows milk, 1 cup Carnation nonfat milk powder, mixed and heated to 180F in 8qt stainless steel pot.. Kept at 180F for 30 min, stirring every 5 mins or so & checking temp ( used an instant stick therm & made sure to stir before inserting therm). Cooled milk to112F, meanwhile put starter in glass measuring cup & added about 3 tablespoons of the cooled milk), stirred with small silicon spatula spoon (dissolved quickly & completely), then whisked starter mixture into cooled milk. Poured yogurt into the plastic 2 liter Yogourmet container and set in the yogourmet incubater (first filled incubater with water to highest internal indicator line), plugged in & waited 10 hours. Yogurt was extremely firm with tiny, slight bubbles around edge, and pulled away from container wall, showing a small amount of whey. Smell was fresh, clean and lightly tangy. Refridgerated 6 hours. Finished yogurt was very thick, creamy, & had reabsorbed(!) the whey. Smelled & tasted amazing! Sweet enough to eat plain. Also delightful with flavoring & topping!
    A well earned 5 stars! Will try the traditional starter next! Thank you Cutures for Health!!! Oh and shipping to Long Island NY was super quick!

  36. Makes the Best Lassi Ever

    by Zindebaad on 10 Thu,2014

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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.

  37. Yummy Yogurt

    by Janet on 12 Tue,2014

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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!

  38. Our favorite yogurt culture...

    by Whitney on 12 Mon,2014

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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.

  39. Great Appreciation

    by janet on 01 Wed,2015

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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

  40. Mild,light taste

    by Anne on 01 Wed,2015

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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.

  41. Completely satisflied with your cultures.

    by gaudiya on 03 Fri,2015

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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.

  42. good culture

    by M on 03 Sun,2015

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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.

  43. Love this product!

    by lynyrd53 on 04 Thu,2015

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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!!

  44. Awesome yogurt

    by Stephanie on 04 Tue,2015

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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.

  45. Great Yogurt!

    by Jacki on 04 Fri,2015

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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!!!!

  46. Try It With Half & Half

    by Rich on 04 Fri,2015

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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!!

  47. mild flavored yogurt starter

    by rose on 04 Mon,2015

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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.

  48. Great Yogurt

    by Mari on 06 Sun,2015

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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.

  49. Terrific

    by grammasusan on 08 Tue,2015

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    Just love this mild yogurt. starter, direct set. Very mild and creamy made with whole milk. I have used some of the prior batch to make a new batch 2 times successfully so far, and starting my 3rd so it is cost-effective. I like it with a dash of real, NY, Lewis County maple syrup.

  50. The best!

    by DoxiMom on 08 Fri,2015

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    This is the best culture ever! It is extra smooth and delicious with no bitterness. It is the absolute best yogurt I have ever tasted. I will be using this culture from now on.

  51. Excellent, tasty yogurt

    by Rileylady on 09 Tue,2015

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    I had not made yogurt for years, but found my old yogurt maker and decided to try with this starter. The yogurt is so easy to make, and tastes much better than store bought. I am delighted that I can control what goes into it, and that it always turns out delicious. I would recommend this product for everyone.

  52. Mild yogurt starter

    by Karrie on 01 Mon,2016

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    I have used this starter for years and love it. It is very consistent and I have never had a failed batch. The flavor is mild and this is the only yogurt my little one will eat. I love cultures for health and their service. I have never been disappointed in them! Definitely recommend.

  53. Dependable and good

    by Cori on 01 Wed,2016

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    I've used the Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter for almost 2 years and it's awesome. The output is dependable and the yogurt is creamy, thick and full of essential cultures. I incubate my yogurt for 24 hours (SCD legal) and it's my go-to when my digestive system gets off track. I especially appreciate that the products from Culture for Health are "clean" and don't have undesirable ingredients. Great company, great product!

  54. Love it.

    by Ms6mama on 01 Sun,2016

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    Love this product. I make raw cows or Sheeps milk yogurt with it in my Instant Pot keeping the milk raw and I don't heat it past blood temp. It works beautifully.

  55. Consistently Yummy

    by TeacherQ on 02 Mon,2016

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    Because I'm diabetic, I need non-flavored, non-sweetened yogurt. This checks off both of those boxes. But I also want a mild, creamy consistency. And this does it beautifully. I can drain it for a Greek-yogurt consistency, if I want. Versatile, easy to make, dependable. Yum! I've tried a number of kinds of yogurt, and this is my go-to favorite.

  56. Wow

    by Emma on 11 Fri,2011

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    I love the yogurt I made with this starter. I had tried to make ogurt before with another type of yogurt cuture but those batches would be inconsistant. This is creamy, thick and delicious - and I have never had the trouble with consistancy as I did with the other cuture. This is a great product!!

  57. Wonderful yogurt

    by Q on 05 Sat,2014

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    This is the perfect-tasting culture for my taste buds. I eat yogurt with no sweeteners and I like a mild taste. This is it. Much like European yogurt. I also let it mellow in the machine a bit longer than required, then strain it through a coffee filter for Greek yogurt.

    Want a different flavor? You can add a different flavor to each cup--vanilla, almond extract, a grating of nutmeg. Yummy!

  58. FANTASTIC YOGURT

    by mosone on 10 Wed,2014

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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.

  59. Excellent

    by Kim4simpsons on 11 Mon,2014

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    Love the mild taste and smooth consistency. I will be repurchasing.

  60. wonderful yogurt culture

    by mev on 02 Wed,2015

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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.

  61. Great tasting yogurt

    by Lynette on 03 Wed,2015

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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.

  62. Great Tasting Yogurt, Simply Made

    by Cheryl on 04 Mon,2013

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    Yogurt is easy to make, creamy and thick, and so mild can it even be eaten plain (no tangy, sour taste). I will buy this again and again - I just wish I could make a mother culture.

  63. Excellent Product

    by JL on 03 Thu,2014

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    I am a beginner making homemade yogurt with a Cuisinart Yogurt Machine. I tried using store bought yogurt for my culture, but my yogurt always turned out runny. When I used Cultures for Health starter, my yogurt was firmer and very mild...perfect for my family that is skeptical about my new hobby!

  64. Good Stuff!

    by MickMcD on 04 Tue,2014

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    Taste is very good. It is slightly more expensive than the Yogourmet we can buy locally, but we like the taste better. We have ordered by mail and it has always arrived within a few days.

  65. Great product

    by merr on 06 Sat,2014

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    I made yogurt cream with this culture: a raw milk sour cream with live yogurt cultures. It was very thick, rich and soothing. It was much better tasting than what I have made using a spoonful of store bought sour cream as a starter, and took 1/2 the time. I like knowing I am getting healthy cultures in my finished product. Especially when using raw dairy.

  66. Excellent taste and creamy.I have this with fresh fruit every morning.

    by Anne on 11 Mon,2014

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    Have recommended this to several friends.I also really enjoyed the Bulgarian yogurt.

  67. Good Flavor

    by Dan on 01 Sat,2015

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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.

  68. the perfect balance

    by Cynthia on 09 Thu,2015

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    I really enjoy the mild flavor culture taste. It rises above to taste light and rich at the same time. I love using it in recipes and to make pasta salad creamy with yogurt.

  69. Excellent Product

    by LJ on 11 Sun,2015

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    This is the first time purchasing from this company. I plan to order again. The quality of the yogurt starter was definitely better than what I used previously. The price was fair but not cheap considering the amount used. Quality for health sake is worth spending a bit more for. I look forward to trying some of the other choices in the future.

  70. Great Product

    by GM on 06 Sat,2013

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    Perfect results every time. I've tried this mild culture with all whole milk and with 2% and whole milk (50/50 ratio). If I use a lower fat milk, I usually add a splash of heavy cream to give it more body. For those complaints about lumps and runny yogurt, remember heating to 180° is important to denature the milk, and never let the milk come to a rolling boil. When I first began to make yogurt (5 mths ago) I would add powdered milk, as some suggested, to make the yogurt thick, but this defeats the purpose of my intent to make yogurt: a healthier and cheaper alternative to store bought yogurt. Powdered milk contains oils and other preservatives that I'd prefer to keep out of my body. If you want a truly thick yogurt just use whole milk only, and some sugar to feed the culture helps, with a splash of good vanilla--you've got yogurt that tastes just like ice cream! Don't throw away that whey, you can use it to put into your smoothies, and I used a recipe from THIS website where you turn your whey into a culture to make ketchup. For complaints about runny yogurt, please remember that commercial yogurts have artificial thickeners in it. If it really bother you, get 3 bowl shaped coffee filters, place it in a spaghetti strainer all slightly overlapping, place yogurt in it and place this in a bowl to catch whey while it sits in refrigerator for 1 hr or so.

  71. Wonderful taste, but inconsistent texture

    by whitetiger on 03 Sun,2014

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    I'm not sure why I'm getting a different consistency each time I make yogurt. One time it turned out somewhat thick, at least compared to how it's been lately. It's been so runny that I've been using 2 packets instead of 1 per batch. A couple of times it has even separated into liquid and then a small amount of what could be called yogurt. I'd appreciate any feedback.

    Response from CFH: Raw milk and goats milk will produce runnier yogurts. When using raw milk, we recommend following these instructions: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/raw-milk-yogurt-video

    Mild Yogurt Starter cultures for 6 to 7 hours at 105°-110°F. Culturing yogurt for longer periods of time may cause the yogurt to separate into curds and whey.

    One packet is enough to make 1 to 2 quarts of yogurt. It is not necessary to use more than one packet per one to two quarts of milk.

  72. excellent product but unnecessarily expensive

    by clivew on 05 Wed,2015

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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.

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Ingredients

Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture 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.             

 

Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO

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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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