Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter

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Our Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter is a vigorous sourdough starter culture of Scandinavian origin. This starter tends to be more sour than other rye starters if the flavor is allowed to develop fully with a longer proof period. Use Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter in recipes like Rye Sourdough Farm LoafSeeded Rye Sourdough Crackers, and more! 


Your Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter: What's in the Box? 

  • Each box contains 1 packet of dehydrated Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter Culture
  • Store in a cool, dry place until ready to activate.
  • Activate using rye flour and unchlorinated, unfluoridated water.
  • Our Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter is easy to use and maintain.
  • Learn more about sourdough baking and using rye flour in your sourdough.


Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter Ingredients:

  • Organic rye flour, live active cultures
  • Non-GMO

Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter Instructions and Troubleshooting: 

  • Dried sourdough starter cultures can be ready to create baked goods within 3-5 days.
  • Sourdough starters culture at room temperature, 70-85ºF. 
  • Instructions for using this starter are included and can be found here.
  • Having trouble activating your sourdough starter? Browse our Sourdough Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.


Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter Shipping Information and Shelf-life:

Our Swedish Rye Sourdough Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a dehydrated culture. The starter is best if stored:

  • At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 12 months
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 12+ months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12+ months



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  • From Jennifer at 7/15/2013 2:07 PM
    • I purchased the swedish rye sourdough starter. Once the starter is activated, can i use it with different flours as well? Like if i wanted to make sourdough spelt bread?
    • As long as you feed the starter with rye flour, you may use other flours as ingredients in your baked goods. If you want to switch your starter to a different flour, follow the instructions outlined here:

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  • From Tom at 4/14/2013 10:01 PM
    • I am thinking about purchasing some of your starter while I have a job and storing it for the future when I might not have work.

      How long do your starter packages keep? Do I need to refrigerate the starter to help it last longer before I need to use it or should I put it in the freezer for long term storage?

      Are your ingredients for your starters Non-GMO and made with organic ingredients?
    • The unopened package of sourdough starter will last 12 months in the fridge and over 12 months in the freezer. Once activated, you can store your sourdough in the refrigerator where it only needs to be fed once a week.

      All of our sourdough starters are made using Non-GMO organic ingredients.
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  • From Rachel at 9/1/2012 11:24 AM
    • Is this culture made with whole grain rye? What are the ingredients in your rye culture?
    • Sourdough cultures contain water, flour and wild yeast. We use only organic flour and filtered water to perpetuate our sourdough cultures.
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Customer Reviews

Very Satisfied Review by Catharth

I followed the detailed instructions and was soon making bread. I had a few questions, more than once and used the "chat now" on the website. The person on the other end responded quickly and was very helpful and all my questions were answered. I am very pleased with the cultures I buy as well as the customer support.

(Posted on 2/27/2014)

Waste of money Review by Ryan

Basically I bought the starter, organic rye flour, and some containers from restaurant surplus store. All in all I spent about $60 on supplies for this and several hours over a 1 1/2 month time span. In the end, it yielded 2 brick like loafs that had no flavor.
They should probably include a disclaimer that this starter alone can't make bread. The starter breaks down the rye (in theory, not actually in my case since the starter culture apparently never activated) then you need to add white or whole wheat flour to make bread. The gluten in rye is not sufficient to make bread. You need to add either a white flour starter or a package of instant yeast since the rye starter can't brake down the white flour.
Bottom line, the process of using rye flour to make sourdough is ALOT more complicated than they state in the videos. The directions that they provide are for white flour sourdough, rye is a completely different animal. Also, whatever sourdough you make, you will end up with gallons of starter that either must be thrown away or used to make something other than bread. Rye doesn't work with alot of the recipes to use up the extra starter. so you end up just rinsing it down the drain. I will not purchase anything from this site in the future.

Response from CFH: Rye bread is a bit different from wheat bread and does require adjustments. Please contact customer support for questions on working with your starter and chosen ingredients.

(Posted on 1/30/2014)

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