Bulgarian Yogurt Starter
Product Review (submitted on January 30, 2014):
I decided I wanted to start making my own yogurt using an heirloom variety and thought I'd give this one a try. After making this now for several months I have perfected the process! I use raw milk heated to 180 degrees and then cool to just under 110 degrees. I add the starter to the milk, put a lid on it, cover it with a towel, let it sit for about 10 hours (at room temp) and then refrigerate. After a few hours I pull it out and strain it. I add a little maple syrup to sweeten it just before eating. This is the best yogurt I've ever had!
A note about the starter: The box comes with 2 starter packets. When I first activated it I followed the directions and the starter was nothing but liquid so I dumped it and tried it again with the second packet. The same thing happened this time so I contacted the company about the issue. They gave me a few pointers. I didn't dump the second batch as I was rushing out the door. When I got home and went to clean it up it had actually started to thicken! Wonderful products and outstanding customer service!