Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter

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A pleasantly tangy direct-set yogurt starter that is easy to use. Make yogurt when you need to and freeze the remaining packets for later. No starter to maintain makes this culture a great choice for beginners.

  • Each box contains eight packets of starter culture.
  • Use 1 packet with 1-2 quarts milk
  • For larger batches, use 2 packets with 1-4 gallons milk
  • Instructions for using this culture may be found here.
  • 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.


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

This product contains no GMO ingredients.
 

Shipping Information and Shelf-life:

Our Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture 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

 

Allergen Information:

  • Contains dairy. 
  • May contain trace amounts of gluten: Barley source is used as a fermentation nutrient. 
  • Packaged in a facility that also manufactures products made with wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, and fish. 


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  • From Kathy at 2/27/12 5:03 PM
    • I love the yogurts which have cream on top. I love a rich yogurt. Is it possible to create such a yogurt as this with this product?
    • Absolutely. Just use a whole, unhomogenized milk, and the cream will rise to the top as it cultures.
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  • From Kathy at 2/25/12 9:49 AM
  • From Mary at 2/7/12 3:20 PM
    • Can I use some of the yogurt made with this starter, to start a new batch of yogurt?
    • Direct set cultures such as this one cannot generally re-culture a new batch. They may potentially do one or two batches, but usually nothing beyond that.
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  • From Leslie at 12/24/11 6:56 PM
  • From CYNTHIA at 10/7/11 9:48 AM
    • How long can a batch of this yougert, prepared with goats milk, be stored in the refrigerator? How should it be stored to obtain best results? Type of container? I only eat a small amount at a time.
    • When stored in a closed container, yogurt is usually good in the refrigerator for at least a week or two - pretty much the same as yogurt from a store.
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  • From Larissa at 9/10/11 6:49 PM
    • How many packets do you get?
    • Contains 8 packets; each packet makes 1 to 2 quarts, or for larger batches, use 2 packets with 1-4 gallons milk.
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  • From Kristy at 8/13/11 2:40 PM
    • Can you use this with goat's milk?
    • Yes, you can use any of our yogurt starters with goat milk.
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  • From henry at 1/16/11 10:46 AM
    • Can I use a probiotic capsule in the recipe?
    • No. The yogurt culture is itself a probiotic composite, with specific bacteria selected for best results. The bacteria in the probiotic capsule may or may not be the same strains.You are not adding any benefits, as you may actually damage the yogurt culture if there are competing bacteria.
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  • From Jeanne at 12/7/10 12:05 PM
    • Can this type of yogurt starter be used with raw milk?
    • Yes, this yogurt starter can be used with raw milk. We would recommend using the freshest possible raw milk though when making yogurt. As the milk ages, the level of bacteria in the milk builds and can compete with the yogurt starter. If too much milk bacteria is present, it can cause the yogurt starter not to work properly.

      See here for more info: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/make-direct-set-raw-milk-yogurt/
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Exactly what I was looking for Review by dbiehle
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I've bought this culture a few times now and I love it. I tried the Matsoni culture just out of curiosity, but the taste and texture weren't nearly as appealing so I quickly ordered another Traditional culture. Since we all seem to be sharing our methods, I use 2% cow's milk with a 1/2 cup of dried milk powder and incubate in a Yogotherm for 10-12 hours. (Posted on July 22, 2014)
Doesn't get much easier Review by Daisy
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Ordered this as a beginner, works great. Great to have multiple packets if you don't have time to keep a starter culture. (Posted on July 7, 2014)
Love at first taste Review by Fina
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This is my first experience making yogurt. I am blessed by having found this starter. I got it right the first time I tried it. I only add a little stevia for sugar and love the mild taste. I am sure I will never buy again another commercial yogurt. (Posted on July 7, 2014)
My favorite yogurt Review by Bonnie
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I've tried this starter, as well as the Bulgarian and Greek heirloom types. The Bulgarian and Greek were good too, but here's why Traditional (direct set) is my favorite:
* Like the flavor of a bit more
* Don't have to maintain mother culture week to week
* Like the variety of strains included (Posted on June 30, 2014)
Success finally Review by Vic
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After trying and failing several times I have along with Sarah's support finally made a good yogurt. I ended up using Organic Valleys dried milk (1/2 cup) with my 2 qts. of raw milk and it turned out great. I have a little tweaking to do to make it perfect. Thanks Sarah (customer support) for sticking with me and giving me great direction. (Posted on June 25, 2014)
It just could not be easier! Review by Merry Mary
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I just finished making my second batch and I am now a homemade yogurt convert. Aside from having to watch the thermometer, there's not a lot to making this. I used organic whole milk for my yogurt and I used the Euro Cuisine yogurt maker to culture. For anyone using the Euro Cuisine, I've found that using 1.5 quarts of milk + one packet of starter will fill the seven jars to exactly the right level (with just enough room to add fruit or honey after culturing).

I culture for 8 hours and find that the yogurt is thick and just tart enough for our taste. We add a dollop of honey or homemade preserves after chilling. It is absolutely delicious! And so much cheaper and sans all the additives and thickeners of store-bought yogurt. Two thumbs up! (Posted on May 9, 2014)
Very Pleased Review by LisaR
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I've used other starter cultures for my yogurts, though I have to say that using this with fresh (and I mean less than 24 hrs from the cow fresh) raw milk, this makes incredible yogurt! If you let this culture longer than 10 hrs you get a thick creamy yogurt about the consistency of store bought greek style. If you drain it some you get this thick, exceptionally creamy yogurt/cream cheese. Using raw and going this way with this starter, you do not need any sweetener, and it's amazing!
I highly recommend this starter! (Posted on May 7, 2014)
Nice flavor, easy to make Review by Susan
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Simple to make, I use a bread proofing box since I use a direct set culture and 8 oz mason jars. Works well. My husband enjoys the yogurt and is now eating more. (Posted on April 5, 2014)
Easy to use! Review by Joanj
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I decided to purchase a small yogurt maker and some starter because of the additives in commercial yogurt. This yogurt starter is easy to use and made great tasting yogurt. I added some organic cherries, chopped up, to one batch and some organic blueberries to my current batch, using whole milk. Makes quality yogurt! (Posted on April 4, 2014)
Perfect yogurt Review by Kerry
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I wanted to make my own yogurt (organic milk, flavored etc.). I tried several plain yogurts but all batches were too thin and runny. I ordered Traditional Culture and my first two batches were perfect. (Posted on March 24, 2014)
Great product Review by Awesomologist
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Nice and thick and creamy with two ingredients Milk and culture. Find that in the store.We love it. We just add fresh fruit or quality fruit preserves. (Posted on March 1, 2014)
Perfect Review by Sabinesandiego
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My yogurt has excellent flavor. I use whole milk and 1/2&1/2 Milk and let the yogurt ripen for 24 hours before draining. Getting better in flavor and consistency over time. The traditional yogurt culture is my favorite. I use my oven to make yogurt, the oven light gives the perfect temperature. I make a big batch/bowl every week. (Posted on January 25, 2014)
Delicious, healthy yogurt Review by Diane
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Easy to use starter makes a delicious, creamy yogurt when used with raw milk. (Posted on January 23, 2014)
Couldn't be happier Review by Freeborn
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I am very impressed with the thick creamy tangy yogurt this produced. I had been continuing a greek yogurt culture each week but I wasn't eating it often enough. This is so much better. When I want yogurt I can have it the next day, no serial culturing.

I started with raw milk but for the first batch I heated the milk as instructed then cooled, added the culture and incubated it overnight.

Very easy and very tasty! (Posted on December 21, 2013)
works great Review by bam
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great flavor and works every time (Posted on November 21, 2013)
Excellent product Review by Ejwitman
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This culture used in goat milk delivers the slightly tart I love in yogurt (Posted on November 20, 2013)
Very happy with this starter Review by kate
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After failure after failure trying to make almond milk yogurt with the vegan starter I gave up !That went on for over a year...
so I said the heck with it & decided to try cows milk yogurt using the starter that came with my yogurt maker.. success!!!!

Since I ran out of the starter that came with my yogurt maker I thought I would try your regular starter & began with this one.
It came out fantastic- it is taking much restraint to only have one serving a day. I do add about 5 TBSP of powdered milk per quart, and the results are perfect- thick and creamy.
I use low temp pasteurized low fat cows milk.
I may just experiment with some coconut milk since I have a few cans on hand.
I love this yogurt so much I purchased the extra layer for the Cuisine machine and the 8 extra jars so I will never find myself without yogurt ! (Posted on May 22, 2013)
Totally Satisfied!! Review by navywifearmymom
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This starter did just what it said! My first batch turned out perfectly, as did the second! The taste isn't as tart as I expected, but I think I can let it incubate a bit longer to get more tartness. My first batch I set the timer for 8 hours but the yogurt was well set at 7, so I stopped the incubation. The consistency is so smooth - MUCH better than when I was using yogurt itself as the starter. I use a Euro Cuisine Yogurt maker, but I use 8 oz freezer cups instead of the 6 oz glass jars, and it turns out perfect every time!! Looking forward to trying other Cultures for Health starters! Thanks for a GREAT experience!
(Posted on May 15, 2012)
A novice's best success yet Review by Charlo
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I'm fairly new to the yogurt making, and it scared me a bit...

Taste of this culture wasn't-the-same-as-but-reminded-me-of the Brown Cow unsweetened yogurt... This is the first batch of yogurt I felt safe eating instead of just baking with it. Best smell, texture, and flavor of my attempts so far.

I was really happy to find this nothing but culture starter (no maltodextrin) that I can use with my favorite un-homogenized, grass-fed milk. I only used 1/2 packet for a quart of milk, and since this comes with 8 packets (and I can save my yogurt to make a few back-to-back batches without opening more packets), this culture will last me for a long time. Totally worth it, and I am excited to try out more of this company's cultures. (Posted on March 15, 2012)
Great yogurt starter Review by Maggie
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We make 2 quarts at a time in a Yogourmet yogurt maker, using a long ferment (12-15 hours). We switched from using Yogourmet starter to this Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter. It produces a more firm yogurt and there is less separation of the whey. The taste is delicious. (Posted on January 27, 2012)
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