Bulgarian Yogurt Starter
Product Review (submitted on March 27, 2013):
I purchased this over a month ago. First try at making the starter failed, but I got another pack. Second try worked although initially I had problems with it separating and having curdy areas. Im now several batches in and it seems each batch subsequently gets better! Each batch holds up better in a bowl, is smoother, and the flavor develops. I've been using local whole milk that is pasteurized and not homogenized. Adding nothing except milk and culture.
Originally I was making this yogurt in a yogurt maker. Wasn't working too well. Now Im using a small cooler that I fill up with hottest tap water I can get. And just leave for several hours, usually overnight. Even though the water cools some it seems the temperature variances is what allows the yogurt to set fully rather than the constant temperature of an electric yogurt maker. Either way its a win since Im not using electricity to make yogurt now. ;)
It's also a kid win as my 4 year old eats it daily with some local raw honey or homemade granola.
Would buy again.