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All Starter Cultures

All Starter Cultures You Make at Home

All Starter Cultures
  • Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

    Get all the probiotic benefits of yogurt without the tart flavor with this creamy, mild, starter culture. Each single-use packet makes 1-2 quarts of our most kid-friendly yogurt.
    • Makes up to 8 gallons of creamy, mild yogurt
    • Direct-set single use culture: make yogurt when you want
    • Contains 4 packets of starter culture and instructions
    $8.99

    Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactose, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

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

    Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Excellent Yogurt Starter"

    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

    - Theresa

    "Light and Delicious"

    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!

    - Ester

    "The perfect yogurt"

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

    - Huck

    "Mild and Creamy"

    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!!!

    - Kayman

    "Delicious"

    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!!!

    - tiger

    "Terrific Mild Flavored Yogurt"

    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.

    - Gina

  • Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture

    You can make real dairy-free yogurt at home! Use this culture with soy milk, coconut milk, and more to make a smooth, mild yogurt that's miles better than store-bought.
    • Makes up to 8 gallons of dairy-free probiotic yogurt
    • Direct-set single use culture: make yogurt when you want it
    • Contains 4 packets of starter culture and instructions
    $9.99

    Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Rice maltodextrin, live active bacteria.

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
    • May contain trace amounts of gluten: Barley source is used as a fermentation nutrient.
    • May contain trace amounts of soy: Soybeans are used as a fermentation nutrient.
    • Non-GMO

    Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    • Soy milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or other dairy-free milk
    • Yogurt maker or other incubating appliance
    • Thickening agent like pectin (optional)

    Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Excellent"

    I made yogurt using Silk soy milk light (plain) and the yogurt turned out excellent. I added 1 tsp of agar powder before adding starter. The yogurt turned out excellent and much better than the soy yogurt I had been buying from the health food store.

    - Laura

    "Great"

    This is really easy to use and comes with very detailed instructions. I made coconut milk yogurt and it came out perfect!

    - Alyssa

    "Excellent!"

    Excellent product. I use it to make coconut yougurt and it gives me great results everyone loves the coconut yougurt I make! The price of the product is great and the shipping in timely.

    - Chachi

    "Got it right on the first try!"

    This made creamy, tart, excellent almond milk yogurt, probably not as good as dairy, but I can't have milk products. I used a Euro Cuisine maker,made 'milk' in a blender: 2 1/2 cups Bob's almond meal/'flour' with some water blended on medium for 5 minutes, then added 4 tsp. sugar and one serving rice protein powder (for thickener) and mixed well.Added water to get total of 42 oz. Heated all that touches yogurt in hot water to 'sterilize'. Then heated 'milk', added around 1/4 cup to one jar and whisked in Cultures for Health vegan starter. Took out after 9 hr and 40 min. Then refrigerated overnight. 10 gm protein/serving! Commercial almond milk would be less protein because it is only one gram of protein per cup. Plus it has additives that change the taste. For those allergic to dairy, as I am: the casei in yogurts is not a dairy product-took me a long time to figure that out!

    - paige

    "Great Soy Yogurt!"

    Thank you! I went vegan a little over a year ago. The hardest part was giving up dairy yogurt -- I had existed on at least a carton a day of Dannon Coffee Yogurt for 40 years! I tried commercial non-dairy yogurts and was just getting to think that one particular soy version was OK, when they stopped making it. It has been unavailable in our area for several months now. Totally frustrated, I ordered some of your vegan yogurt starter and dug out a yogurt maker I hadn't used for several years. I also bought a Euro Cuisine Greek yogurt strainer. Well, it is awesome! I use Edensoy Unsweetened Soy Milk with some extra soy milk powder (1/2 cup per quart of the milk) and the starter. I can use the unsweetened yogurt for cooking, or sweeten it a little for eating. I can even make my own coffee yogurt :-) No more megadoses of sugar, additives, etc., no more rubbery or chalky-tasting yogurt, and no more frustration at the empty soy yogurt shelves at the grocery store!

    - Nancy

    "A+"

    It is difficult to find Soy Yogurt ,plain without fruit or sugar. Then I found you and your starter. My Soy Milk and your starter have made my Vegan menu complete. I add the culture and use oven method for 8 hours and out comes deliscious and tangy yogurt; better than any I could find,( when I could find it!!!!)

    - MADEL

  • Rye Sourdough Starter

    Make real rye sourdough bread, English muffins, noodles, and more at home! Our quickest-to-rise sourdough starter, it proves delicious bread in under 3 hours.
    • Makes all kinds of rye and rye/wheat sourdough baked goods
    • Flexible culture: feed daily at room temp. or weekly in the fridge
    • Contains starter culture and instructions
    $13.99

    Rye Sourdough Starter

    Ingredients

    • Organic rye flour, live active cultures
    • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing gluten.
    • Non-GMO
    • Vegan

    Rye Sourdough Starter

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make sourdough starter with this culture:

    • Rye flour
    • A glass jar or similar container
    • Bottled water

    Rye Sourdough Starter

    Reviews

    "My first starter - a dream to work with."

    After unsuccessfully trying to make my own starter from scratch I purchased these starter cultures. A year later, and I am in love with baking sourdough breads. This culture is un-fussy - the rise is FAST!! almost as fast as breads with yeast, and one feeding out of the fridge has it ready to go for baking day. I highly recommend this culture for beginning sourdough bakers. I fiddled around with a few recipes but now have a reliable 80% whole wheat sandwich style bread that I can adapt to suit my moods. I don't find it overly sour as the other reviewer mentioned - but to make it even less so I add in a bit of baking soda to counter-act the acidity - in my opinion this is a better a solution than adding sweetener. Do not think that you can only make Rye breads with this rye starter. It has worked beautifully in many different recipes with all different types of flour.

    - Sara

    "Update after 2 years"

    This review is a followup for my previous review. The New Zealand starter has been excellent. I've cultured it with barley, rye, and wheat, and made numerous types of breads, pizzas, English muffins, pancakes, and even desserts (like gingerbread, cookies) with it. It has been very adaptable, tolerating a wide range of temperatures (after it was already live). I love how quick it is, as well. The only thing I'd change in my last review is my review on price - it's absolutely worth it. At the time, I didn't appreciate the value of what I was buying, as it was my first starter, and I didn't realize it could last a lifetime. Of course it's worth the minimal initial investment! All and all, I think that making my family's bread from scratch has been our biggest dollar saver and health enhancer.

    - Kim

    "First timer here. Glad I went for it."

    This is my first starter and I was sure I would kill it, but I didn't! I pampered it the first few days with one slip up that made me feel like a bad parent ;) I have since realized it's pretty forgiving. My first two loaves went well. The flavor was very mild but the bread cut really well (not crumbly) and made great toast. From what I have read, the flavor may improve with age and from keeping it just a bit dryer of a starter, not so wet. I moved it to the refrigerator just over a week ago after deciding I was discarding too much starter... pouring money down the drain. We don't eat a lot of bread so I will keep it refrigerated most of the time. I tried some bread sticks one evening and they failed terribly. You really need a good recipe and time to follow correctly and time to experiment. My experience is very little so far. I hope to try rolls and pretzels but so far the bread is good and that's the reason I bought the starter, so I'm good with that. I took it out last night, fed it and left it on the counter. I will be making my second batch of sourdough bread today. If you enjoy baking and healthy bread, give it a try.

    - Idaho

    "excellant"

    It was amazingly healthy within a week. I really love this. It's hands down the strongest starter I've ever had. Making great rye bread.

    - Norsknitter

    "I love it and I use it often for many things."

    It took only 3 days to reconstitute and then it's been just a joy to have around. It bounds back when I leave it in the fridge for a week and it is just easy to use.

    - lee

    "Excellent Sourdough"

    I know I could have shared my discard, but I gave my second purchase to a friend for her birthday. Despite a little slow development, both suddenly went into action, which sourdough can be like that. I contacted Customer Service and had a question answered quickly. I am very happy with this. Thank you.

    - Pizzelle Princess

  • Kefir Starter Culture

    Our kefir starter culture makes both milk and water kefir. It's a powdered culture, which means each packet can be recultured a few times. A great choice for beginners, kefir experimenters, and those who don't want to maintain kefir grains.
    • Makes up to 56 cups of milk kefir or water kefir
    • Make kefir when you want it and re-culture up to 7 times
    • Contains 2 packets of starter culture and instructions
    $6.99

    Kefir Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Proprietary blend of selected strains of lactococci, lactobacilli, Leuconostoc, and Saccharomyces fragilis bacteria.

    Allergen Information

    • May contain trace amounts of soy and dairy.
    • Manufactured in a facility that produces products containing soy and dairy.
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free

    Kefir Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make milk or water kefir with this culture.

    • Whole milk, juice, coconut milk, or coconut water
    • Glass jar or similar container
    • A coffee filter or towel to cover the jar

    Kefir Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "The best Kefir using RAW cow AND goat milk from a local dairy"

    Over the past month or so, I have been enjoying the Kefir that I have been making using RAW cow AND goat milk from a local dairy. I heard that it may not culture as well using raw milk. Honestly, now I can say that it worked well for me and I have never had better tasting Kefir! Thank you Cultures For Health! :o) Ann Chenoweth :o)

    - Anni

    "Easy Culture!"

    It was the first time that I have cultured kefir (or anything for that matter). I found the instructions very well researched and easy to read. I have been using the culture now for a few months with regular, pasteurized, 2% cows milk and it is still going strong. I didn't know how much I would like Kefir until buying this culture!

    - Yurek

    "Great introduction to kefir!"

    This starter culture is the perfect way to experience making kefir for the first time. Now that I've discovered I like it, I'll be upgrading to the grains. ^_^ The product and the price are excellent, & I'll definitely be back for more!

    - Karin H

    "Excellent product"

    I used to use the kefir grains when we milked goats and no matter what I did, I could not make a kefir that my husband and I liked. We could only drink it in smoothies with a lot of fruit and maple syrup sweetener and that adds a lot of calories we didn't want. I worked with it for 3 years before finally giving it up. I just recently found out that there is a product such as this ... and WOW I'm so impressed. It's super easy to make and I have been able to reculture mine many times over before having to make a new batch. The taste is so pleasant that I can drink it plain or put it over cultured chutney with nothing added. I read that it might not be as potent as using grains but for those of us who were using nothing, this is a true blessing! It's an awesome product, easy to do and very pleasant, I recommend it to everyone!!!

    - Deb

    "Love it"

    Super easy to do, fabulous easy to follow instructions and goof proof. I wish I knew how many times this could be reused, I followed the directions and used a 1/4 cup from the two quarts 3 times, but it was not made clear how many times that would work . Response from CFH: The number of times the kefir can be recultured will depend upon a number of factors including how careful the user is about cleanliness and not contaminating the culture.

    - Gigis

    "Love it"

    Easy to use and great taste

    - vic

  • Body Ecology Kefir Starter Culture

    This powdered kefir culture makes kefir from cow, sheep, goat, soy, rice, or coconut milk, or coconut water. A great choice for beginners, kefir experimenters, and those who don't want to maintain kefir grains.
    • Makes up to 168 cups of milk kefir or water kefir
    • Make kefir when you want it and re-culture up to 7 times
    • Contains 6 packets of starter culture and instructions
    $26.95

    Body Ecology Kefir Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactococcus lactis, lactococcus cremoris, lactococcus diacetylactis,  and leuconostoc cremoris, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus casei, saccharomyces boulardii, inulin.

    Allergen Information

    • According to the manufacturer, this product is dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
    • May contain trace amounts of dairy.
    • Inulin is derived from chicory root.
    • Non-GMO.

    Body Ecology Kefir Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make milk or water kefir with this culture.

    • Whole milk, juice, coconut milk, or coconut water
    • Glass jar or similar container
    • A coffee filter or towel to cover the jar

    Body Ecology Kefir Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "I love this product"

    Originally I purchased this product because it had a wider variety of bacteria and yeast plus more packets per box. I understood that I would only get up to 7 uses out of it, but the grains were too much for me to keep up with. Even using raw milk, I have been able to keep one packet going (with great results) through well over 7 uses and the taste is wonderful!

    - AngelSarver

    "Body Ecology Kefir Starter"

    Great product. Tastes great, good texture and I can re-culture 7 times.

    - Jessieann

    "Excellent!"

    This product is awesome, and super easy to use. Each packet can be used for 7 uses (if you save a little liquid from each batch). I started with coconut water kefir (which tasted pretty gross), but used a little to start some cows milk kefir, which was delicious. Great to keep the packets in the fridge or freezer if you want to make kefir, but don't feel like dealing with the grains.

    - CTGirl

    "keifer starter"

    I love the simplicity of this product; you can take it on your travels; suburb!

    - dodie

    "Good starter culture"

    My first experience with Body Ecology Kefir Starter was poor. The culture was bad; it was a clumpy brown mass and did not work. However, Cultures for Health sent a replacement that was good. The packet contained the expected powder. It took ~36 hours to culture at room temperature 68-70 deg (it's the dead of winter here). The kefir had a nice, sharp flavor. I was able to successfully re-culture with some of the first batch. This time it took ~24 hours and came out great. One thing I should note is that I did heat the milk to 180 degrees and let it cool before culturing it.

    - Terri

    "GREAT PRODUCT!"

    I was looking for a way to make kefir with raw cow milk and I tried various ways before but I often ended with an off taste that my kids didn't like. With this product, the taste is perfect and the consistency amazing, the cream rise on top and it a just irresistible...even my kids ask for more.

    - anne-flo

  • Body Ecology Starter Culture

    An alternative to culturing vegetables with salt or whey; can be used to culture vegetables or cream to make cultured butter or creme fraiche
    • Makes 6 batches of cultured vegetables or cultured cream.
    • Direct-set single use culture: make cultured vegetables and cream when you want them.
    • Contains 6 packets of starter culture and instructions.
    $22.95

    Body Ecology Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactobacillus plantarum, pediococcus acidolactici, leuconostoc cremoris,and inulin.

    Allergen Information

    • According to the manufacturer, this product is dairy-free, soy-free, and gluten-free.
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free

    Body Ecology Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make vegetables or cream with this culture:

    • Fresh raw or pasteurized cream or whole milk
    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Fermentation weight like our Pickle Pebbles (optional)

    Body Ecology Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "great for cultured vegetables"

    Works well for cultured vegetables, good instructions but i modified slightly (didn't make the brine - used water just to cover) and cultured quickly.

    - Mary

    "Interesting stuff"

    Made a batch of cabbage using a packet of this culture and no salt whatsoever. It's good! We just each sprinkle salt to taste on our own serving. Nice to have home-fermented kraut that's not so salty. Works great in my fermenting crock.

    - Eh?

    "Worked great!"

    I used my juicer to make cabbage juice for GAPS Intro diet. I then used this to ferment it. The juice turned out perfect! I will be using this again soon to make actual Sauerkraut.

    - gogirlusa

    "Great product"

    I just made a batch of sauerkraut that was terrific.

    - Maria

    "For a beginner… very satisfied"

    After my second attempt, I was very happy to make my own sauerkraut. (My first mistake was to not use the air lock on the jar and the first batch rotted). As the previous reviewers said…it is salt-free and very tasty. I appreciate the comment that it works without making the slurry of ground up cabbage. Looking forward to make more variations with this starter. I am very happy with this starter culture.

    - Lomad

    "good stuff"

    This is my first time fermenting vegetables but I am pleased with the Body Ecology so far. I've made two batches: (cabbage, carrot, beet, red onion) and then (fennel, cabbage, leek, & ginger). Both were quite tasty after a week fermenting. I think I need to ferment longer, the fennel was a little tough.

    - Rich

  • Fresh Cheese Starter Culture

    This versatile culture is used to make a wide range of soft cheeses, including cottage cheese, chevre, and even blue cheeses.
    • Makes up to 20 gallons of a range of soft cheeses.
    • Versatile culture: makes a wide range of mesophilic cheeses.
    • Contains instructions and 8 packets of starter culture (rennet not included).
    $9.99

    Fresh Cheese Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris.

    Allergen Information

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

    Fresh Cheese Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make fresh cheese with this culture:

    • Whole milk
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Tight-weave towel, colander, and bowl

    Fresh Cheese Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Easy to make soft cottage cheese"

    My wife had a culture from her friend that we kept reusing. Then, one sunny day i accidentally didn't put some culture aside and used all of it for cottage cheese. I looked online for a similar product and found this. This culture is very similar to what we used. It is very easy to make cheese.

    - Konstantin

    "This works well."

    I used this for the first time last evening and the milk is ready to drain for cheese. I will probably just add juice concentrate and freeze it for sherbet.

    - Becky

    "Great taste"

    I've been using the fresh cheese culture to make COTTAGE CHEESE with RAW milk. It's been working like a champ. The taste is fresh and consistent every time. My only request would be to bottle it in a bulk package and lower the price a bit. Otherwise it's very easy to do.

    - Lynn

  • Fromage Blanc Starter Culture

    Make mild, spreadable fromage blanc with this easy-to-use culture; vegetable rennet included. A great choice for beginners.
    • Makes up to 4 gallons of fromage blanc.
    • Easy to use: make cheese in less than an hour of hands-on time.
    • Contains instructions, 4 packets of starter culture, and vegetable rennet.
    $6.99

    Fromage Blanc Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactose, ascorbic acid, lactic bacteria (Lactococcus lactis supsp. Lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. diacetylactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris)
    • Organic vegetable rennet

    Allergen Information

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

    Fromage Blanc Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make fromage blanc with this culture:

    • Whole milk
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Cheese salt
    • Tight-weave towel, colander, and bowl

    Fromage Blanc Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Fromage"

    Love this very simple cheese.

    - Mntgoatchick

    "Good"

    Love this product!

    - mntgoatchick

  • Buttermilk Starter

    This heirloom culture makes batch after batch of traditional cultured buttermilk right on your countertop, easy as pouring milk in a jar. Bake with your buttermilk or add it to cream to make cultured butter.
    • Makes batch after batch of cultured buttermilk.
    • Heirloom culture: makes a quart of buttermilk weekly or daily.
    • Contains 2 packets of starter culture and instructions.
    $13.99

    Buttermilk Starter

    Reviews

    "Great Product"

    I'm so glad that I purchased this starter. Super easy directions that give a wonderful buttermilk!

    - Holly

    "Great buttermilk."

    I purchased this since I use so much buttermilk in cooking and smoothies. I started off strong, followed the instructions to the letter, and got a nice, thick, delicious batch every time. My house tends to run on the cooler side, and the ideal warm spot ended up being on top of my bedroom TV. Weird, but worked. I did let this die last month, but it's all my fault - I just never kept it going. This is a great culture, and I'm going to order another and stay on top of it.

    - Maryanne

    "Great to Make My Own Buttermilk!"

    I love the fact that I don't have to worry about strange and gross buttermilk from a store. :) I haven't made butter from the culture, but I have used it in several recipes with good results.

    - Chara

    "Great product!"

    I'm having a great time with my buttermilk - I've cultured it twice, and used it to soak rice and flour so far. My next goal is to make creme fraiche! I was really afraid it wouldn't culture since I got it in the beginning of December but wasn't able to start it until January, but I think it's working!

    - Vanessa

    "Great Investment!"

    It is worth the investment to get a buttermilk starter. It can last forever, and is a great way to add some probiotics to your diet!

    - Abigail

    "Great Buttermilk!"

    Purchased in December and have been making buttermilk weekly from one starter. It truly is a far superior product than store bought and without all the funky additives.

    - JP

  • Greek Yogurt Starter Culture

    Tangy and thick, the Greek yogurt you'll make at home with this culture is just like you buy in the store. Our most popular choice.
    • Makes batch after batch of real Greek yogurt
    • Heirloom culture: make a batch every week indefinitely
    • Contains 2 packets of starter culture and instructions
    $13.99

    Greek Yogurt Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Organic milk, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

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

    Greek Yogurt Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    Greek Yogurt Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Love it!"

    I bought and started using the Greek starter in January. The first little batch was thin and needed straining, but the other batches I have made have been wonderful. Sometimes I strain them for a thicker "greek-style" yogurt, sometimes not - great either way. Perfect with berries.

    - Kathy

    "Excellent yogurt starter that fits my method of yogurt making"

    I always strain my yogurt, extracting a volume of whey equal to the volume of strained yogurt. From half gallon of pasteurized, organic, whole milk I get a quart of thick yogurt. So I cannot comment on the thickness of unstrained yogurt made with this starter. I know that for my method, using a Yogurmet yogurt maker and cheesecloth for straining, it is perfect. I save out starter from my new batch and use it for the next batch (about 1/3 cup to culture the half gallon of milk). The flavor and effectiveness are still there after the 5 batches that I have made so far. This is a big money saver in the long run. I only wish that, with so many different yogurt starters available from Cultures for Health you would make it more obvious from the package which cultures can be reused, like this one, and which are one-time cultures.

    - Toni

    "A great value for tasty, mild homemade yogurt."

    I bought this culture a few months back and really like the quality. I read the instructions and followed them for refreshing the culture. At first, it looked like the culture would fail, but after having it fully refreshed (the longest incubating time was 7 hours for 1 quart of milk for the refreshing period), I have incubated many times with great results. I normally use regular whole milk or 2% and heat it to 180 degrees and hold it there for 5 minutes and chill it in an ice bath to get it down to incubating temperature faster. I use an older yogourmet incubater and incubate for roughly 4.5 hours each time and the result is a firmer (NOT like store bought firm, but firm enough that on a spoon it holds shape and the impression in the yogurt remains). I save some in a mason jar for starter culture for the next batch and strain the rest further for wonderfully thick Greek yogurt. I use it for recipes like homemade frozen yogurt, smoothies, and dessert toppings. Very mild taste that my children prefer over store bought. To make a great mild tasting vanilla flavor, I use 1/4 c. agave, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and mix with whisk in 4 cups of yogurt. For a sweeter version of vanilla and for freezing I increase the agave to almost 1/2 cup, but that is more like store bought frozen yogurt sweetness. I prefer this culture over the sachets from the health food store for yogurt culturing. This by far is a better deal. It lasts months and I still have the back up culture in my fridge. (So about 5 months of using it and it still works wonderfully).

    - amanda

    "Never disappointed!"

    I make this yogurt with organic 2% milk and 1/3 cup of powdered non-fat dry milk. It is mild...unless I forget about it and it incubates too long, in which case it is still edible, just a bit tart. I sometimes strain it for thicker yogurt if the family is patient. We eat it primarily in smoothies but also with fruit and homemade granola. It doesn't last long! I have two yogurt makers and make batches every week! Also, the live culture stands up well to multiple uses. Very hardy strains! Re-buying because someone ate my culture...

    - Officemaven

    "Love the taste and texture. Nice and firm. No problems with set up the first time. I use whole milk sweeten with honey or eat plain. My digestive tract thanks you."

    See above. Excellent.

    - Just retired

    "Yippie Best Yogurt Ever"

    Thank you so much for providing a wonderful wholesome product. I will never buy yogurt again! Easy. Great taste. I make 2 quarts of Greek yogurt in a Cuisine yogurt maker, draining in the Cuisine Greek yogurt stainer in the refrigerator, overnight, every week. This culture provided a great start for us.

    - QueenoftheRanch

  • Chèvre Starter Culture

    Soft, spreadable goat cheese is surprising easy to make with this starter culture; vegetable rennet included.
    • Makes chèvre from up to 4 gallons of milk.
    • Easy to use: make cheese in less than an hour of hands-on time.
    • Contains instructions, 4 packets of starter culture, and vegetable rennet.
    $6.99

    Chèvre Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactose, ascorbic acid, lactic bacteria (Lactococcus lactis supsp. Lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. diacetylactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris)
    • Organic vegetable rennet

    Allergen Information

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

    Chèvre Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make chèvre with this culture:

    Chèvre Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "This works!"

    After many attempts using other company's kits and trying online recipes, I tried this Chèvre starter. I couldn't believe how easy the included recipe was and the cheese came out creamy and perfect! Yay! I'm so happy I found this product.

    - Renee

    "Great product"

    It was easy to use. The end product could be used in many ways, as a spread with added herbs, as large curd cottage cheese with added cream ( from our own goat milk), melted on pizza or sandwich. I am sure we will find even more ways to use this cheese. I loved the custard like texture and the mouth feel. Thank you. We will order more for sure.

    - Jessieann

    "Mother in law approved"

    A very easy recipe and cheese to make. My mother in law, who was born and raised in France, found this cheese to be delicious!

    - Tammy

    "wonderful"

    Easy to use and the results are wonderful. Delicious goat cheese. So good in an omelet!

    - Kathryn

    "Worked great"

    I used the Chevre starter in one of my classes when were studying microbes. The cheese turned out great.

    - Gary

    "So very easy, good directions, cheese is great!"

    My daughter was impressed! The cheese was perfect and the entire process was fun and easy

    - cat

  • Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter

    Make real whole grain sourdough bread at home with this vigorous starter culture. Then, take your waffles, muffins, bagels, and more to the next level. One of our favorite starter cultures.
    • Makes all kinds of whole grain sourdough baked goods
    • Flexible culture: feed daily at room temp. or weekly in the fridge
    • Contains starter culture and instructions
    $13.99

    Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter

    Ingredients

    • Organic whole wheat flour, live active cultures

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing gluten.
    • Non-GMO
    • Vegan

    Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make sourdough starter with this culture:

    • Whole wheat flour
    • A glass jar or similar container
    • Bottled water

    Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter

    Reviews

    "O M G !!!!"

    I am just putting my oven to 400 degrees so that I can make my first two loaves of sourdough bread. I am so excited. I guess you're reading this and thinking, 'So why the five stars if you haven't made the bread yet?' I made waffles!!!! When you are activating your sourdough you tend to have a lot and I mean A LOT of starter develop very quickly. I hated wasting so much of the starter so I followed the recipe for waffles. I added a little extra flour because my starter was softer but O M G!!! The best waffles EVER!!!! I have been enjoying them for about three or four days. I am down to my last one and I am already oh so sad. I have about 4 cups of starter still semi-activated in the fridge soOOooo!!! I am going to pull it out and make some more sourdough waffles!! Excellent dessert, which is how I eat them, but I think they would make a great breakfast too. The bread I am about to bake has risen better than any bread I have ever made and I have been making bread for about 2 years. Now I am just dying to try this sourdough as a bread. I bet it will be awesome!!!

    - Tiger

    "Yum!"

    I have to admit that I messed up my first batch by not putting enough salt in the mix. However, I just ate this bread with some goats milk bree and WOW!!! Delicious!! It is worth it.

    - tiger

    "Delicious and easy"

    I had no trouble activating the sourdough from the package and I've been making bread now for a few weeks. I love the texture of sourdough bread. I've messed around with different recipes and even just guessing at quantities and it has always turned out well. I use extra starter to make pancakes sometimes. Sour pancakes with syrup is delicious. I wouldn't hesitate to try it. You do need to feed the starter often at first with more flour and water, but then you can keep it in the fridge and the feeding slows down. I love it!

    - Ceiba

    "Reliable"

    I've tried many times to make my own starter from scratch with very little success. I feel this starter actually helped me SAVE money because I didn't have to throw away product and time after failing miserably. I was very happy with the results. My starter started bubbling with in several days and I've now had 4 successful loaves and two amazing batches of pancakes (delicious with homemade strawberry sauce!).

    - MFritz

    "It worked"

    I followed the directions and was able to make great bread the first week.

    - emmaleesee

    "Successful Sourdough!"

    I use einkorn flour with this whole wheat sourdough starter and it has worked really well. It took about five days for my starter to show signs of good health (bubbles, doubling in size), and since then I have been making pancakes, muffins and bread...all have been delicious! My chickens are also enjoying my extra starter :)

    - Kim Smith

  • Milk Kefir Grains

    Treat your gut to homemade milk kefir, one of our most probiotic-rich cultures. Just one box will culture 4 cups every day, easy as adding our powerhouse Milk Kefir Grains to milk. Drink it up, or enjoy your kefir in smoothies, ice cream, baked goods, and much more.
    • Makes batch after batch of milk kefir
    • Vigorous culture: makes milk kefir daily
    • Contains milk kefir grains and instructions
    $19.99

    Milk Kefir Grains

    Ingredients

    • Organic powdered milk, organic milk, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

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

    Milk Kefir Grains

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make milk kefir with this culture.

    • Milk
    • Glass jar or similar container

    Milk Kefir Grains

    Reviews

    "Easy and Productive"

    The Kefir Grains worked sooner than directions claimed (we used Organic Milk) said! Yummy! I only wish we had purchased the plastic strainer as we can't find one locally of as fine a mesh.

    - Cynthia

    "Excellent grains!"

    Excellent product, well worth the price. (keep away from cats, they love the kefir grains too!!)

    - LoriA

    "Well worth it!"

    The instructions were so easy, and the kefir set up on the second day. I use them now to culture 2 quarts of kefir every day and they are still going strong. My family of 11 loves kefir!!

    - Cardamom

    "Well worth it!"

    The instructions were easy to follow, and the kefir set up on the second day. This same batch is now culturing 2 quarts of kefir per day and still going strong!! Our family of 11 loves kefir!

    - Cardamom

    "Great product"

    The grains worked after 3 days. Great tasting kefir and easy to make.

    - Ulfa

    "Love it!"

    I love my kefir grains! In just a few days I had perfect kefir to add to my smoothies. It only takes about 2 mins a day and I'm saving so much money. Plus, the kefir is way better for you than the store-bought kind. Thanks so much!

    - Bridget

  • Water Kefir Grains

    Making naturally gut-healthy soda at home is as easy as mixing sugar into water - our Water Kefir Grains will do the rest. One box will make 4+ cups of water kefir every day or two. Add fruit or juice for a refreshing drink that even kids love.
    • Makes batch after batch of water kefir
    • Vigorous culture: makes water kefir every 24-48 hours
    • Contains water kefir grains and instructions
    $18.99

    Water Kefir Grains

    Ingredients

    • Organic sugar, live active cultures

    Allergen Information

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

    Water Kefir Grains

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make water kefir with this culture.

    • Cane sugar
    • Glass jar or similar container

    Water Kefir Grains

    Reviews

    "Everything I hoped for"

    Wow-I had no idea that water kefir was so easy to make. These grains re-hydrated so quickly and are making consistent batches of great-tasting kefir. Wish I'd ordered sooner-this is a great replacement for carbonated drinks-my children are enjoying the kefir mixed with a little grape juice.

    - Holly

    "The Grain that Keeps on Giving!"

    I have had my Water Kefir Grains from Cultures for Health for over a year now. I followed the directions and have even begun to experiment quite a bit with flavors and carbonating. These grains are productive, forgiving, and produce a beverage that has become a favorite by all members of our family -- ages 2, 4, 6, 32, and 34! Great stuff!

    - Granola Mom 4 God

    "Great and they keep giving"

    I have had Kefir water grains for 5 years and have never had to buy a new start. Great probiotic!

    - Tullebelle

    "Absolutely wonderful!!"

    I really love this product... what can I say, it tastes great, it's super easy to make, the grains rehydrated perfectly,my kids love it and it makes us healthier : )

    - Jessica

    "easy and awesome"

    Healthy plump little guys and girls once Rehydrated.Produced excellent results. 5 batches later and they have at least tripled in quantity. Easily processing a gallonevery 48 hours! I love my babies!

    - firechicksf

    "[email protected]"

    I have the pickiest eaters in history and they literally fight (I mean we actually had to pull them apart) over the kefir. We use a little organic apple juice concentrate to make a fizzy juice and it is delicious!

    - Kathryn

  • San Francisco Sourdough Starter

    This classic heirloom starter culture ferments white flour to make deliciously tangy San Francisco-style bread, pizza crust, and more. Our most popular choice for sourdough.
    • Makes all kinds of classic white flour sourdough baked goods
    • Flexible culture: feed daily at room temp. or weekly in the fridge
    • Contains starter culture and instructions
    $13.99

    San Francisco Sourdough Starter

    Ingredients

    • Organic white wheat flour, live active cultures
    • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing gluten.
    • Non-GMO
    • Vegan

    San Francisco Sourdough Starter

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make sourdough starter with this culture:

    • White flour
    • A glass jar or similar container
    • Bottled water

    San Francisco Sourdough Starter

    Reviews

    "[email protected]"

    I LOVE this starter! I have made pancakes twice with it, I have 2 loaves of bread proofing right now, and I plan to try out some pretzels this week. It is so easy to maintain. I keep about a cup in my fridge and I've been keeping some out for daily use. LOVE it! Next I plan to freeze some so I will truly never be without sourdough again!

    - Lauren

    "LOVE IT!!!"

    I got this starter for free with an ebook promotion. I had never done anything with sourdough before, but with all of the health benefits, I was excited to try it. It was very easy to set up. I love the fact that it is the only starter that I will ever need to purchase and that I can share some with friends so that they can have their own starter. I am going to try a yogurt culture now.

    - Nutrition.Nazi

    "I have enjoyed my sourdough starter immensely!!"

    I've been on a gluten free diet for about a year now, but I still crave good bread. I wanted to start a sourdough starter so that I could make healthier breads that are soaked and easier to digest. This starter has been so easy to maintain, and the breads I have made are wonderful. I now regularly make pancakes, waffles, tortillas, and a rustic bread loaf. All of these are soaked over night, and none of them bother my stomach! The texture is amazing and the flavor is delicious!

    - Kelley

    "It lives!!!!"

    When trying to decide, which starter might be best for me, I read the description of each starter. I couldn't decide on just one, so ended up ordering four different starters. That was about a month ago, so far I have only used one, "The San Francisco Starter." I can tell you, it works like a charm. Although, it isn't necessary, I put the starter in a dough proofer box and kept the temperature at a constant 85 degrees. The starter is growing like mad!!! At first I didn't want to discard any of the starter so I ended up with three containers of starter. It finally dawned on me that if I kept adding jar after jar of starter, I would soon have to make an addition to the size of my kitchen. I suggest following the directions and discard extra starter as directed or make lots of pancakes. My dream was to have all four starters going at the same time. I pictured myself baking lots of bread and comparing the flavor of each starter. Well folks, that was one dumb idea. At the age of 71, taking care of one starter is about all I can handle. I will keep the other three starters in the cabinet and use as needed, that is if I ever need another starter. I might end up giving the starters as gifts to friends, but darn, I am not for sure I want them baking better sourdough bread than I am baking,,,lol. I have a feeling all of the starters are delicious, I can assure you the San Francisco Starter is terrific and I highly recommend it.

    - HarryK

    "Perfect!"

    Love it! I am making einkorn sourdough bread, it's exactly what I was looking for!

    - Angel

    "The Best"

    The bread I make with this starter has the best flavor of any sourdough I've eaten. Have been making sourdough for years and absolutely love this. I plan on trying other starters as well.

    - Tracie

  • Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

    Give your gluten-free bread, pizza dough, crackers, donuts, and more a lift with sourdough. Cultured with brown rice, this starter culture is a versatile staple in a gluten-free kitchen.
    • Makes all kinds of gluten-free sourdough baked goods
    • Vigorous culture: feed 3x per day at room temp. or twice a week in the fridge
    • Contains starter culture and instructions
    $13.99

    Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

    Ingredients

    • Organic brown rice flour, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

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

    Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make sourdough with this culture:

    • Brown rice flour
    • Glass jar or similar jar

    Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter

    Reviews

    "Very good"

    I do not know much about sourdough starters, I tried to make my own but it didn't work, this did. I have had it going for a few weeks now. We have made pancakes, waffles, crepes with the extra sourdough and 2 batches of bread with the starter. The bread was pretty flat because it was gluten free, it tasted good though. I used superfine brown rice flour to feed it, then ran out and have used other flours, it is still doing well.

    - Sue

    "very pleased with results"

    Very pleased with results. Would order this again and will recommend it to others.

    - mg

    "Great product"

    My brown rice culture for sour dough is working very well. I am pleased with the taste, as well as how quickly the culture was ready to use.

    - nana

    "Tastes great!"

    It does require more feeding than traditional starter, but I love sourdough pancakes, so it's no big deal to me! Very tasty for being gluten-free, and I've been able to make decent bread with it as well. Due to food allergies, I have to avoid dairy, gluten, egg, soy, and other ingredients, so this brown rice starter has been a godsend for being able to enjoy gluten-free goodies.

    - Devon

    "Wonderful!"

    Gluten free sourdough! Great starter,have used it to make crackers and pretzel balls. Very tasty!

    - ConnieM

    "Wonderful starter!"

    I've had to go gluten-free, so ordered this starter to try. It activated wonderfully! I'm very happy. Now I'm having to learn about adjustments for high altitude, but it's all part of the learning process. :)

    - rhodesaz

  • Caldwell Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    This powerful vegetable starter culture ferments all sorts of raw vegetables right at home, with a great taste. Perfect for culturing sauerkraut, kimchi, carrots, and much more.
    • Cultures up to 27 lbs of raw vegetables.
    • Easy to use: make fermented vegetables in less than 10 - 30 minutes of hands-on time.
    • Contains 6 pouches of starter culture and instructions.
    $21.99

    Caldwell Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    Ingredients

    • Organic maltodextrin (as a carrier), active lactic bacteria (lactobacillus plantarum, leuconostoc mesenteroides, and pediococcus acidilactici)

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that occasionally handles wheat, soy, milk, eggs, and fish (including shrimps).
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free

    Caldwell Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make fermented vegetables with this culture:

    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Fermentation weight like our Pickle Pebbles (optional)

    Caldwell Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    Reviews

    "The Best!!"

    These are the best culture veggies starter packages you can buy. The levels of beneficial bacteria's stay higher in these than other veggies starter packages. Your ferments are bubbly and delicious. I met the people who made these and saw the science behind it, but it was when I went home and tried them that really convinced me. They are little powerhouse cultures that super charge your immune system and detox you in a hurry. I can't say enough about them, absolutely love them! www.culturedfoodlife.com

    - Donna Schwenk

    "Dependable and tasty"

    I typically use just whey and salt, but if I really need to depend on the culture working out, and tasting great, I use Caldwell's. Plus, there's definitely lots of bubbles!

    - onegreengoddess

    "Great product"

    I fermented some shredded carrots. It was so easy and in 3 days I was eating them. No mold and great taste. Very simple process. Love this product.

    - Sandy

    "Great product. Timely delivery. "

    I love this product. I received it in a short amount of time. I was pleased.

    - Mikki's

    "Excellent quality and price"

    I have been buying these for quite a while and always get consistently great fermented vegetables. No mold and always just right. This is a quality product hard to beat. Thank you!

    - Ana

    "Great product. I love it and will purchase it again."

    Great product for the price

    - Marl

  • Thermophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    This useful culture makes a variety of hard cheeses, including parmesan, romano, provolone, and swiss. Some experience with cheese making is recommended.
    • Makes cheese from up to 20 gallons of milk.
    • Versatile culture: makes a wide variety of hard, pressed cheeses.
    • Contains instructions and 8 packets of starter culture (rennet not included).
    $12.99

    Thermophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Sucrose, maltodextrins, lactic bacteria(S.thermophilus)

    Allergen Information

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

    Thermophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make thermophilic direct-set with this culture:

    Thermophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Love the convenience!"

    This is the easiest Thermophilic culture I've used since I don't have to mess around with measuring it -just pour and stir! LOVE IT!!!

    - Susan

    "Consistent Quality"

    I love all the cultures I have purchased but miss the old packaging that was easier to store in my freezer.

    - MARGARET

    "Arrived in a timely fashoin, looks like what I need"

    I haven't actually used this yet, as I have been sidelined for awhile from my cheesemaking. But it was a good price, it came as speedily as it said it would, and I have no doubt it will perform well.

    - Char

  • Kombucha Starter Culture

    Just the starter culture. Add this SCOBY to sweet tea and ferment away to make a healthy, soda-like kombucha with all the tart zing you want. Our most popular choice.
    • Makes batch after batch of kombucha
    • Low-maintenance culture: make it every 7-30 days
    • Contains 1 SCOBY, instructions, and pH test strips
    $14.99

    Kombucha Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Organic sugar, organic black tea, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

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

    Kombucha Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make kombucha with this culture:

    • Black tea
    • Cane sugar
    • A glass jar
    • Distilled white vinegar
    • A coffee filter or towel to cover the jar

    Optional

    You can bottle your finished kombucha to make it fizzy! Check out our Kombucha Bottling & Flavoring Kit, or our favorite Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottles.

    Kombucha Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Cost Effective Health Drink!"

    I have never cultured Kombucha before and it has been a successful project. I appreciate the ability to make the same tea my ancestors drank in Russia. One difficultly is finding a warm space to speed up the culture (mine is on top of the refrigerator at about 68 degrees). Even without ideal temperature I have been able to get about four pints from a one gallon jar started 40 days ago. Kombucha is about 4 dollars at the co-op so I have already made up the cost of the starter and tea! I look forward to making even more when the summer comes!

    - Yurek

    "great service and great products , thank you "

    the quality of service from this company is amazing and reliable i have really enjoyed calling when i need some information and answers.

    - larry

    "Easy to make"

    Easy to follow directions that won't fail. The tea taste great. Myself and several family members have used these starters with great success. Staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

    - Danielle

    "Excellent quality!"

    Excellent product.

    - Jaeric

    "simple and great culture"

    I was having a hard time getting a new culture to start on my own. I decided to try this culture and am so happy that I did. I feel like the kombucha and it's taste from this culture is better than my other batches.

    - amy

    "I don't know yet, It is too soon. The Kombucha is still culturing and won't be ready until February"

    I'll let you know what happens when the culturing process is complete

    - Carolalev

  • Mitoku Traditional Natto Spores

    Make real Japanese natto at home! Ferment soy beans with these spores to make traditional natto, or use nearly any bean of your choice.
    • Makes up to 88 pounds of natto.
    • Store in the freezer between batches.
    • Contains starter culture, special measuring spoon, and instructions.
    $12.99

    Mitoku Traditional Natto Spores

    Ingredients

    • Japanese natural powdered natto starter spores (bacillus subtilis natto).

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured and packaged in a sterile laboratory.
    • Non-GMO

    Mitoku Traditional Natto Spores

    Reviews

    " Natto Spores "

    Great product. Instructions were very clear and product turned out great. Will purchase again.

    - JJno

    "Excellent source for hard to find products"

    My Natto turned out great! What a blessing to find the sale of such quality spores from this excellent company. Try finding a plastic strainer to buy locally. I couldn't. Good strainer, makes things easier. Thanks!

    - Sam

    "Natto spores are great but make sure to use the right soybeans !"

    Initially I was frustrated a bit when my natto batches were just not coming out as I remembered as a child. Then i realized I was using soybeans that did not look at all like the ones I used so many years ago... they were too large. Large beans will not allow the natto spores to penetrate the bean enough to allow them the needed nutrition to make good natto. So it took a long time in searching and then my wife noticed there is a family farm in Iowa that has started growing really honest to goodness natto soybeans... the tiny ones! Well we ordered them up right away and oh my what excellent natto!!

    - Don

    "Great service and product"

    Very satisfied with product and the speed and service provided.First batch of Natto turned out great. Thanks

    - Skyking

    ""Some Like It Hot""

    Alas I did not have good results, and I think I know why. This baby likes it warm, and I live in chilly New England. Where am I going to get something warm that's big enough for all those beans? The lowest setting on my oven is TOO warm. So I put them on a heating pad that one uses for aquariums with lizards, but that was not enough. I ended up with smelly, moldy beans. I really think that the directions should start one off with a smaller batch. As it is, the recipe calls for a very large amount, and that's not good for starters, when one is still experimenting. There's no doubt that the quality is good, because I did see that stringy web stuff, and it smelled like natto. I just have to figure out how to keep them at the warm temperature they like, and then I think all will be well. I know the Japanese have special natto units to keep them warm, and that may be the best way to go, if you can afford it. I gave value and quality 5 stars here because it's clear to me that the problem is my cold kitchen, and not the culture itself. I guess I'll just have to move to the Florida keys. Response from CFH: Please contact customer support for troubleshooting advice before discarding product. Many cultures can be saved with minor adjustments.

    - Lilac

    "Awesome"

    So good and a lot of spores to make a ton of Natto!

    - Natto man

  • Tempeh Starter Culture

    Make rich, nutty tempeh in the traditional Indonesian way! A great source of protein and vitamin B-12, this culture is made with non-GMO soy.
    • Makes 4 large batches of soy tempeh.
    • Store extra packets of culture in the freezer.
    • Contains 4 packets of starter culture and instructions.
    $7.99

    Tempeh Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Rice, Soy beans, Rhizopus Oryzae Culture.
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    Allergen Information

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

    Tempeh Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make traditional tempeh with this culture:

    • Dry soybeans or other dry beans of choice
    • Bowl and colander
    • Distilled white or rice vinegar
    • Thermometer
    • Dehydrator or insulated container and heating pad

    Tempeh Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "excellent"

    I have used it yesterday for the 2nd time and the tempeh came out beautiful. I will definitely buy from them again. I also bought the yogurt starter which is also excellent. Cultures for Health is very consistent and trustworthy.

    - Florence

    "Fun and tasty"

    Very pleased with this culture. I've made two batches, first chickpea and the second split pea. Soy beans are definitely not required for good results as some guidelines say. I have also only used one of the four starter packets supplied as I had great success collecting spores from the fist batch with water in order to make it the second time. The chickpea tempeh was especially yummy!

    - LydEllison

    "Excellent"

    This was my first time making Tempeh and it came out perfect every time. I made four batches: Chickpea, Chickpea + Red Rice, ALL BLACK-Bean/quinoa/lentil/wild rice, then Chickpea again which is most excellent! After net research, I was expecting failure but have had none yet. I recommend this as an inexpensive and relatively easy way to make tempeh that is so superior to anything I have ever purchased in a store. Thank You Cultures for Health!

    - RootsEatery

    "Very pleased"

    This was my first time making tempeh and it turned out great. It is a real value over store-bought and the fresh tempeh is much more delicious. Since then I've made several batches and they all turned out beautifully. Removing the skins from the soybeans was time consuming at first, but I soon perfected my technique. I have now made batches with brown rice and quinoa added to soy. Also tried black-eyed peas and black beans, roughly chopping instead of skinning. I learned that the beans need to be cooked but firm. I prepared the finished black bean version with chipotle and used it in tacos.

    - Nancy

    "Easy, successful, great tasting"

    Used a cooler filled with warm water and aquarium heater to keep batch warm and moist while fermenting. Worked like a charm the first time. Starter was very effective. Created a tasty marinade and stored tempeh in it. I doubled the batch and had enough for friends. Recommend highly.

    - Nimbus4

    "It works."

    We have purchased this product 3 or 4 times over the past year. It makes great tempeh. It arrives in a timely manner and it is never back ordered.

    - Bob

  • Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    From cheddar, colby, and monterey jack to feta, chèvre, and more, you'll enjoy the flavor and variety of homemade cheeses made using this starter culture.
    • Makes cheese from up to 20 gallons of milk.
    • Versatile culture: makes a wide variety of flavorful semi-soft and fresh cheeses.
    • Contains instructions and 8 packets of starter culture (rennet not included).
    $9.99

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Sucrose, maltodextrins, lactic bacteria(Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris)

    Allergen Information

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

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make mesophilic cheese with this culture:

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "good review"

    I've used this before and I really like the ease of use and it makes tasty cheese.

    - Jeanie

    "Mesophilic culture is the best!"

    The Mesophilic culture works perfectly everytime for the goat chevre. It gives me the greatest yield and creamiest texture. It is truly excellent also for my feta! I love it!

    - Happy Chef

    "Perfect!"

    My first try at cheese making! The culture arrived quickly even in the holiday rush. The culture worked great for goat cheese and I have had very positive feedback from my tasters.

    - Kelly

    "great"

    this worked great

    - Lyn

    "Very happy"

    I haven't used the product yet but I am very happy easy to order and arrived fast love your recipes for cheeses wait for my feta to age them I will see! Look great!

    - Deb

    "great"

    worked just great for me.

    - whisper38

  • Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture

    Thick, rich, and mild, the yogurt you'll make with this culture will remind you of a European vacation. Save a spoonful from each batch to make more yogurt.
    • Makes batch after batch of our thickest yogurt
    • Heirloom culture: make a batch every week indefinitely
    • Contains 2 packets of starter culture and instructions
    $13.99

    Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Organic milk, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

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

    Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Awesome Yogurt"

    I love this yogurt starter. My yogurt turned out so good, just like back home in Bulgaria. I can't believe I am making my own yogurt, always wanted to, and finally tried it. First try didn't work because the temperature was way too hot, but customer service rep. was so helpful tried it again with the second half of the starter kit and voila. Awesome thick creamy yogurt

    - Mama_Z

    "Happy camper!"

    This was my first attempt at making yogurt. The price is great for making unlimited batches of yogurt, they also include an extra starter just in case. I used the Euro cuisine and filled 2 1/2 jars with the starter culture. It took 10 hours for the yogurt to set up (so make sure you hang in there!), however the next batch i made only took about 6. I'm very happy with this and can't wait to make more.

    - Laura

    "Like every other Cultures for Health product-this wonderful!"

    Great product with over-the-top explaination of use, yet understandable to the lay person. The culture worked perfectly (even though I had my dehydrator set too high initially) and set up very nicely. I like the consistency of the yogurt better than using storebought as a starter & perpetuating the mother culture each week is not difficult. I make raw milk yogurt only heating to 110 degrees & have to strain to thicken it, but it's smooth, creamy & full or probiotics!

    - Beth

    "Good quality culture."

    After the initial activation step, I've been re-culturing the starter for about 2 years now. I still have the second half of the original starter that i bought though I'm not too sure if that's still good. In the beginning I was somewhat skeptical regarding how long the re-culturing process would last but 2 years later and it's still going strong. I usually make 2 quarts every 4-5 days using skim milk. While its true that whole milk and 2% make a thicker/creamier yogurt. To get thick yogurt using skim milk: 1)Stir in 1 Tbls of gelatin prior to initial heating. Make sure it is thoroughly dissolved. **i set aside about 6 oz WITH OUT gelatin which i culture separately in a small jar. this is what i use as my starter next time** 2)Cool and incubate as you normally would. 3)After 6 hours (that;s how long its always taken me @ 110F) stir in sweetener/flavoring. 4)Since skim milk lacks fat, after mixing the yogurt looks slightly grainy and not fully emulsified. I use a Immersion blender to completely homogenize the yogurt which also fully mixes the sweetener. 5)It will look runny but it fully firms up in the fridge with the aid of the gelatin. I've never once run into a problem with this method. The addition of the gelatin doesn't make it into solid jello mass but simply helps it re-coagulate. You don't taste the gelatin either. I normally don't write review and certainly not ones as long and wordy as this one has turned out to be. But i felt that 2 years of successfully culturing my own yogurt from that first initial activation was worthy of a good review.

    - Orwell

    "love this starter"

    After many attempts to get this yogurt right, I finally made the perfect yogurt. I went through 8 to 10 litres of whole pasturized organic milk, but found the fat would float to the top and the yogurt beneath was very grainy. I couldn't understand why it was not the smooth creamy yogurt described on the website. Then I decided to try HOMOGENIZED whole pasturized organic milk and it worked! I am now making beautiful smooth creamy white yogurt! The girls on the chat line where so kind and helpful, but I think stumped as to why my yogurt was turning out the way I was describing. So I hope that anyone out there who is having the same difficulties doesn't give up, give homogenized milk a try. This starter makes delicious yogurt!

    - Simone

    "The product is great."

    The Bulgarian started worked perfectly on my first try, though it did take about 12 hours to set the first time. I'm now enjoying very tasteful, mild yogurt. Normally the yogurt is set in 6 hours using the Euro Cuisine yogurt maker. Can't imagine going back to the store-bought product.

    - Ruth

  • Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

    Make pleasantly tangy yogurt that tastes just like yogurt should. Each single-use packet makes 1-2 quarts. A great choice for beginners.
    • Makes up to 8 gallons of pleasantly tangy yogurt
    • Direct-set single use culture: make yogurt when you want
    • Contains 4 packets of starter culture and instructions
    $8.99

    Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactose, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
    • May contain trace amounts of gluten: Barley source is used as a fermentation nutrient.
    • Non-GMO

    Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "excellent!"

    this is easy to use, and is great tasing! Good results following directions!

    - Steffie

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    We've tried all of the different starters on this site, but our favorite is this traditional flavor one. So easy to use, and it tastes wonderful.

    - Sarah

    "Great yogurt starter"

    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.

    - Maggie

    "A novice's best success yet"

    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.

    - Charlo

    "Totally Satisfied!!"

    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!

    - navywifearmymom

    "Very happy with this starter"

    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 !

    - kate

  • Sour Cream Starter Culture

    Make delicious, fresh-tasting sour cream right on your countertop, easy as heating up cream. This direct-set culture works with any schedule (and it makes buttermilk, too!).
    • Makes up to 16 quarts of sour cream or buttermilk.
    • Make sour cream and buttermilk when you want it.
    • Contains 4 packets of starter culture and instructions.
    $7.99

    Sour Cream Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "I'm never buying sour cream from the store again!"

    This is the easiest thing in the world to make, and the results are delicious. I heat up the milk and cool it down, stir in the starter, and let it sit in a thermos insulator for 18 to 24 hours. Thick, rich, tasty sour cream for less than half what I pay for it in the store.

    - Ama

    "The buttermilk & Sour Cream Direct Set Starter Culture worked very good"

    We were highly satisfied with the taste of buttermilk made with your direct starter kit. Big Fans now. Will be re-ordering soon.

    - Krishnan

    "I love this starter!"

    Oh. My. Goodness. The buttermilk and sour cream made with this starter are absolutely delicious! We use raw milk, so it's even easier - just bring the milk to 77 degrees (it literally takes only 2-3 minutes), stir in the starter and that's it. I put it in a half gallon mason jar covered with cheesecloth, let it sit on the counter for the 16-18 hours, and when done pop put a lid on it and put it in the fridge. HIGHLY recommend!!

    - Trudi

    "Never buy store bought again!"

    The only thing that may make this even more delicious is raw milk. But, since it is illegal to sell raw milk in Virginia, and we can't have cows or goats, I have to use organic store milk. That doesn't make the sour cream any less glorious! Once you taste home fermented, you'll never go back. AND, if you take care of your sour cream, you can keep it going .

    - Honeytiger

    "Awesome sour cream!"

    This made the BEST sour cream I've ever had. I thought the stuff from the store was good until we made this!!! So creamy and tangy :) Super easy to make too, we will never buy it from the store again.

    - running duck

    "Excellent buttermilk"

    I made buttermilk beginning with very fresh raw whole milk. After following the instructions thoroughly I had the best tasting buttermilk ever. I was able to enjoy a small glass by itself and made excellent waffles with it too.

    - Freebron

  • Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture MA4001

    Used to make a variety of semi-soft and hard cheeses with all types of milk, as well as sour cream.
    • Makes up to (10) 2-gallon batches of cheese.
    • Direct-set single use culture: makes a variety of hard cheeses with all types of milk.
    • Contains multiple doses to make multiple batches of hard cheese.
    $13.99

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture MA4001

    Ingredients

    • Lactose, maltodextrins, lactic bacteria (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, (LMC) Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris.

    Allergen Information

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

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture MA4001

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make hard cheese with this culture:

    • Whole milk
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Tight-weave towel, colander, and bowl

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture MA4001

    Reviews

    "Used for soft cheese"

    This product has been wonderful for soft cheese made from raw milk. I use it with rennet for a delicious, spreadable, soft cheese.

    - Ruthie

  • Mesophilic Aromatic Type B Starter Culture

    Used to make specialty cheeses like havarti, gouda, and cream cheese as well as sour cream and cultured butter.
    • Makes up to (4) 2-gallon batches of cheese.
    • Direct-set single use culture: makes a wide variety of soft cheese when you want it.
    • Contains multiple doses to make multiple batches of buttery flavor cheese.
    $9.99

    Mesophilic Aromatic Type B Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactose, lactic bacteria (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, (LMC) Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris

    Allergen Information

    • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.

    Mesophilic Aromatic Type B Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make mesophilic cheese with this culture:

    • Whole milk
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Tight-weave towel, colander, and bowl
  • Feta Cheese Starter Culture

    Make deliciously tangy goat, cow, or sheep milk feta. This starter culture blend was specially formulated to make great feta; just add rennet.
    • Makes feta from up to 8 gallons of milk.
    • Easy to use: make cheese in less than an hour of hands-on time.
    • Contains instructions and 8 packets of starter culture (rennet not included).
    $9.99

    Feta Cheese Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactic Bacteria ((LL) Lactoccocus lactis subsp. Lactis, (LC) Lactoccocus lactis subsp. Cremoris, (ST) Streptococcus thermophilus, (LB) Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp bulgaricus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp lactis.

    Allergen Information

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

    Feta Cheese Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make feta cheese with this culture:

    Feta Cheese Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Not your store-bought Feta..."

    Wow is all I can say. My first batch of Feta was amazing! No doubt this culture helped it along. I highly recommend it. Also, 8 packets will go quite far as the Feta lasts along time. A little goes a long way...

    - Jen

    "Great"

    I made my first batch of feta. It turned out great. Was not hard to make. Shared it with friends and all thought it was delicious.

    - iteach

    "Happy"

    Very happy with the quality and the customer service also. Thanks :)

    - Zsu

    "My brother loved my fresh feta"

    The cheese was great and my brother loved it. I was really pleased with the taste and the easy to follow instructions.

    - Julia

    "Great product"

    Love this culture. And easy to use, premeasured packets.

    - Kerri

    "Great product"

    Great product

    - Kerri

  • Crème Fraiche Starter Culture

    Making truly rich and mild crème fraîche at home is as easy as heating up cream or half-and-half. This direct-set culture is one of our easiest and cultures on your countertop.
    • Makes 4 quarts of crème fraîche.
    • Make crème fraîche when you want it.
    • Contains 4 packets of starter culture and instructions.
    $6.99

    Crème Fraiche Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Delicious"

    This culture makes delicious creme fraiche. I used organic half and half that I warmed on the stove. Very worth it. It also lasts longer than 10 days in the refrigerator.

    - Buffy

    "Very mild sourness and somewhat thick. It is delicious and I love that I am taking in probiotics!"

    I just used my last packet and am going to order another set. When it gets to the correct temperature (it doesn't take long) I sprinkle the contents of the little foil package on top, give it a quick stir and leave it in the kitchen overnight and next morning its ready. It goes well with borscht and over scones instead of butter and with a little jam. Love it!

    - Mpearl

    "Love this product"

    I have used and loved this product for years -- whole family loves it!

    - Debra

    "Best Creme Fraiche I've ever tasted"

    This culture worked beautifully--I used raw Jersey cream to make it, and it set up thick and silky. A light, mildly tangy flavor, just enough to thrill the tongue without being sharply sour. I have used it to dollop on hot soups and chili and as a dessert topping for fresh, warm, homemade applesauce. Really, it's so luscious I could eat it on almost anything! It lasts a long time in the refrigerator. Wish it would re-culture from the Creme Fraiche, but I will order more packets of culture just to have on hand.

    - Maria

    "Excellent results, nicely thick consistency"

    This turned out thicker than expected, which was neat. It firmed up quite a bit in the fridge. I used raw cream and some half and half, and this made a beautiful, smooth, light yellow (because of our milk quality), cream. It was less sour than I expected, but I'd never had creme fraiche before. We had this as a dessert cream, sweetened a bit and with vanilla and lemon zest added, served over frozen raspberries. Fantastic!

    - Kim

    "Excellent creme fraiche"

    I have made creme fraiche with a few other cultures and this is by far the best. It thickens relatively quickly and is the least "sour" tasting - it tastes almost buttery. Its better than what I can get already made in the store. I put it in the oven with the light bulb on to thicken it and that works great.

    - LeGriz

  • Basic Italian Cheese Making Kit

    Take your Italian cheese making to the next level with this kit, which makes mozzarella, ricotta, ricotta salata, and mascarpone cheeses.
    • Makes up to 24 batches of mozzarella and ricotta and 10+ of mascarpone
    • Easy to use: make cheese in less than an hour of hands-on time
    • Contains citric acid, tartaric acid, butter muslin, a thermometer, vegetable rennet, cheese salt, and an instruction and recipe booklet
    $29.99

    Basic Italian Cheese Making Kit

    Reviews

    "Really fun to do"

    This kit really contains everything you need to make the cheese. My first batch was terrible, but I realized what I did wrong. I tried again and it was great! I've only made the mozzarella so far and it was delicious.

    - KittyKat

    "Good product; fun to do!"

    I enjoyed making the fresh Mozzarella--glad I don't have to buy inferior product any longer!

    - specs

    "Great product"

    Easy to follow instructions and produces great cheese.

    - Doc_Gunnut

    "great product"

    great product good value had a wonderful time learning to make cheese

    - jagnes

    "I love making food from scratch"

    I was happy with my purchase of this product. This kit is definitely for an experienced cook. My fresh mozzarella came out tasting pretty OK...I just know for next time to stretch it more. Rubber gloves help because the cheese is REALLY hot.

    - Susan

  • Penicillium Roqueforti

    Used for making blue cheese, these mold spores create cheese with a soft and creamy consistency with a distinctive aroma.
    $36.60
  • Kosher Yogurt Starter: Mild Flavor

    This direct-set, certified kosher starter culture makes thick, creamy, mild yogurt. Perfect for making big batches when you like - just freeze the remaining starter for later.
    • Makes up to 20 gallons of mild kosher yogurt
    • Direct-set single use culture: make yogurt when you want
    • Contains 1 1/4 teaspoon certified kosher starter culture
    $16.99

    Kosher Yogurt Starter: Mild Flavor

    Ingredients

    • Milk, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

    • Product contains dairy.
    • Non-GMO

    Kosher Yogurt Starter: Mild Flavor

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    Kosher Yogurt Starter: Mild Flavor

    Reviews

    "PERFECT - Easy - Tasty"

    I purchased this product because it is kosher. I used 1/8 teaspoon to 4 cups Organic Whole Milk and my Dovier yogurt maker. I set the time for 9 hours. The taste is lovely. Not as strong as I thought it would be when I opened the lid. 1 teaspoon of honey is more than enough to sweeten perfectly! It came out a bit more 'liquidy' than the store bought I'm used to, but I will try 10 hours next time, and maybe draining for a couple hours. This is just a personal preference - not a reference to the product. Thanks for carrying a consumer size, reliably Kosher product!

    - Tammy

    "Love"

    This makes a delicious and addicting yogurt with lots of different active cultures. I strain it for a few hours (put the whey in everything!) and it becomes thck and lovely.

    - LK

    "Mild and THICK! Exactly what we wanted"

    I made certain I shook the yogurt culture up, I let it dissolve for 2 minutes and stirred for 2 minutes. I produced exactly the consistency and taste we wanted.

    - Rita

    "Excellent"

    It is thick and mild. Since I am just learning about yogurt, this was an excellent suggestion for my 2 quart yogurt maker. I would definitely recommend this product.

    - Picky

    "Love this starter"

    I've been making yogurt for years, typically 8-10 L once a week. I've haven't found another inoculate as consistent as this to make smooth creamy custard like yogurt.

    - Cowboy Bob

    "Quick, creamy and sweet"

    Very nice culture to make sweet and creamy yogurt. I always make a starter as my milk heats up so gives it a head start and the yogurt is always done in 4 hours for a 2 qt. batch.

    - Sj

  • Kosher Yogurt Starter: Traditional Flavor

    This direct-set, certified kosher starter culture makes traditionally tangy yogurt. Perfect for making big batches when you like - just freeze the remaining starter for later.
    • Makes up to 20 gallons of tart kosher yogurt
    • Direct-set single use culture: make yogurt when you want
    • Contains 1 1/4 teaspoon certified kosher starter culture
    $16.99

    Kosher Yogurt Starter: Traditional Flavor

    Ingredients

    • Milk, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

    • Product contains dairy.
    • May contain trace amounts of gluten: Barley source is used as a fermentation nutrient.
    • Non-GMO

    Kosher Yogurt Starter: Traditional Flavor

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    Kosher Yogurt Starter: Traditional Flavor

    Reviews

    "Wonderfully Tangy"

    After using store-bought yogurt as a starter, I tried using Kosher style. It creates a tart, tangy and smooth taste.

    - Ed

    "Great taste and texture! "

    Great price. Texture was smooth and silky. I strain to make Greek style and it did great! Wonderful flavor. Definitely a keeper!

    - Kim

    "great value "

    I love the convenience and how many gallons it cultures, I just wish it was more tangy.

    - Theresa

    "very satisfied"

    yogurt came out perfect!! came out like real plain yogurt that you buy in the stores. highly recommend this product!

    - rachel

    "Delicious! "

    Simple to make, tasty, creamy, love it!

    - Angel

    "good product. Well pleased."

    good product. Well pleased. -Loo

    - lkw

  • Propionibacteria

    This culture is used primarily for the eye formation, aroma, and flavor production in Swiss type cheeses.
    $19.99
  • Paneer & Queso Blanco Cheese Making Kit

    Make mild traditional Indian paneer and crumbly Mexican queso blanco with this kit. A perfect introduction to making cheese at home. Just add milk!
    • Makes 10+ batches of paneer and queso blanco
    • Easy to use: make cheese in less than an hour of hands-on time
    • Contains citric acid, butter muslin, a thermometer, and an instruction and recipe booklet
    $19.99

    Paneer & Queso Blanco Cheese Making Kit

    Reviews

    "great value!"

    This was a great value...especially with the downloadable directions! Very short delivery time considering the distance...very satisfied ^_^

    - Deborah

    "Great instructions, but you probably have all the stuff you need"

    I ordered this kit because I want to branch out from my yogurt-making into making my own cheese, as well. First, before I get to the minutiae, let me tell you that I finished my first batch of paneer today. It was SO easy! The instruction book was very clear, the process was very easy and the cheese turned out great. I was able to slice and fry it for an Indian curry tonight. Now, here's the nitty gritty: * The thermometer that comes in the kit is super tiny (and the face on mine was scratched pretty badly when it arrived, anyway). I have a large-face yogurt thermometer that I prefer to use. You will NOT need this with the paneer, but you will with the queso. Probably better off buying a large face thermometer on your own. * The butter muslin is really nice and they give you a very generous amount. I already had one, but mine is much smaller. * There is a nice-size bag of powdered citric acid. * The instruction book is very well written and easy to follow. Now, given all of this, you're probably better off to go buy your own butter muslin, citric acid and thermometer of your choice. If you already have one (or more) of the items in this kit, don't buy it. However, if you have nothing, are absolutely new to the world of cheesemaking and don't know the first thing about buying any of this stuff on your own, then I'd spend the money. In all, it's a nice kit. I just wish I'd had the confidence (and common sense!) to realize that I already had most of these components in my kitchen. :-)

    - Merry Mary

  • Thermo B Culture

    This versatile culture is used to make a wide range of Italian style cheeses, including Mozzarella, Romano, Parmesan, Provolone and Grana
    • Makes up to (4) 2-gallon batches of cheese.
    • Direct-set single use culture: makes a wide variety of soft and semi-soft type cheeses.
    • Contains multiple doses to make multiple batches of soft cheese.
    $8.49

    Thermo B Culture

    Ingredients

    • Lactose, ascorbic acid, live active bacteria (S. thermophilus and L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus)

    Allergen Information

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

    Thermo B Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make soft and semi-soft cheese with this culture:

    • Whole milk
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Tight-weave towel, colander, and bowl

    Thermo B Culture

    Reviews

    "Works for non-dairy too"

    I was looking for an alternative for Rejuvilac or pro-biotic pills while making cultured cashew 'cheese' I did an experiment with 4 - 2 cup batches and varied the culture on each... this culture was by far my favorite... it came out very nice even my girlfriend liked this best even though she is traditional and likes my buckwheat rejuvilac. BTW: Your support/customer support said it wouldn't work or that you hadn't tried it or something discouraging. I tried it anyway and it worked great. Response from CFH: Our cheese cultures do contain dairy and are therefore not suitable for those with allergies or who avoid all dairy products.

    - james

    "Wonderful product!"

    I used the Thermo B Culture in my first actual attempt at making mozzarella and had fantastic results!

    - Juanita

    "Great product"

    A great product at a terrific price! The quality is the same as the other outstanding products I purchased from Cultures for Health.

    - mimiwood1

    "Thermo B Culture"

    Makes good cheese, very good product.

    - James

  • Thermo C Culture

    Used to make Italian and farmstead types of cheeses, including Swiss, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, and Emmental.
    $8.49

    Thermo C Culture

    Reviews

    "great"

    great product line, great customer service.

    - whisper38

  • RA 22 Culture

    For use in making Cheddar and similar style cheeses. Fast acidifying culture for premium Cheddar providing a unique flavor.
    • Makes up to (50) 2-gallon batches of cheese.
    • Direct-set single use culture: make cheddar style cheese when you want.
    • Contains multiple doses to make multiple batches of cheddar style cheeses.
    $20.99

    RA 22 Culture

    Reviews

    "loved it"

    loved it!!! a very versitile culture full of flavor

    - LaDonna

  • Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture Flora Danica

    Used to make specialty cheeses like havarti, gouda, and cream cheese as well as sour cream and cultured butter, Flora Danica gives cheeses a buttery flavor.
    • Makes up to (20) 2-gallon batches of cheese.
    • Direct-set single use culture: makes a wide variety of soft cheese when you want it.
    • Contains multiple doses to make multiple batches of buttery flavor cheese.
    $12.99

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture Flora Danica

    Ingredients

    • Lactose, maltodextrins, lactic bacteria (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, (LMC) Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris.

    Allergen Information

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

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture Flora Danica

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make mesophilic cheese with this culture:

    • Whole milk
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Tight-weave towel, colander, and bowl

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture Flora Danica

    Reviews

    "Delicious!"

    This makes a dreamy goat cheese. It's very popular around here and doesn't last at all! I highly recommend this culture for making a delicious goat cheese. Looking forward to trying it for other cheeses in the future.

    - Jen

    "Flora Danica is my favorite fresh cheese starter for goats milk."

    I have found Ricki Carroll's book to be an indispensible resource for my cheese making efforts. I tried out many recipes for both aged and fresh cheeses. For the fresh cheeses, I used several types of chevre starters, and fromage blanc with success. In Ricki's book, she has a "Note:" that says "Flora Danica is an excellent fresh goat cheese starter for any of the soft cheese recipes...". So I tried out the Flora Danica - and subsequently tossed out all of my other soft cheese starters! Why would I want to spend time and milk making something less tasty than the Flora Danica?? It is amazingly delicious!

    - bamboola

    "PERFECT Sour Cream"

    These cultures made the perfect sour cream. I bought this particular product because I'm able to make so many different things with it. My first was sour cream. Quick and easy and got 4 pint jars from 1 quart of whipping cream. I added an 1/8 teaspoon of culture and then 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt when complete. Can't wait to try some other things with this product! :)

    - SprCch

    "good stuff!"

    I made my first feta a couple of weeks ago. Holy smokes, it's good! I'm looking forward to making more kinds of cultured dairy products with it.

    - WendP

    "Great product"

    A great product at a terrific price! The quality is the same as the other outstanding products I purchased from Cultures for Health.

    - mimiwood1

    "we love it "

    I used Flora Danica to make sour cream! We love it and its delish! Only 1/8 teaspoon on quart of cream and 24 hrs later we have homemade sour cream – great product!!

    - GIN

  • Cream Cheese Starter Culture

    Make delicious cream cheese at home with this culture; vegetable rennet included. A great choice for new cheese makers.
    • Makes cream cheese from up to 4 gallons of milk.
    • Easy to use: make cheese in less than an hour of hands-on time.
    • Contains instructions, 4 packets of starter culture, and vegetable rennet.
    $6.99

    Cream Cheese Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Sucrose, Maltodextrins, Lactic bacteria (Lactococcus lactis subsp. Lactis, Lactococcus lactis supsp. cremoris).
    • Organic Vegetable Rennet

    Allergen Information

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

    Cream Cheese Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make cream cheese with this culture:

    Cream Cheese Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "cream cheese starter culture"

    works great, everything in one little packet, nothing to measure.

    - deb

    "easy "

    The product was just as described and easy to use. I just followed the included instructions and made amazing cream cheese!! I was shocked at how easy it was! I added chives and garlic powder :) yummy!!!

    - valerie

    "Works great!"

    I ordered the cream cheese starter culture and I swear it was at my house the next day. Fast delivery. I have used it once and it works very well and is very simple. It was my first time to make cream cheese, I just followed the directions and wa la, cream cheese! I'm looking forward to seeing what else they have and what you can make at home with clean products.

    - Tereasa

    "BEST cream cheese EVER!"

    This culture made the BEST cream cheese I've ever tasted! I added 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt when complete. It is SO good!! Quick, easy and anyone can do it! :)

    - SprCch

    "Easy, fun, wow. "

    Cheese was slightly sharper than I expected, but think that it was the raw milk effect.

    - mariam

    "Easy to use"

    Easy and convenient and they have excellent customer support.

    - gouche

  • Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture MM100

    For soft-ripened and fresh (unripened) cheeses including Brie, Camembert, Havarti, Gouda, Edam, feta, blue, chèvre, and more!
    • Makes up to (20) 2-gallon batches of cheese.
    • Direct-set single use culture: make soft-ripened and fresh cheese when you want it.
    • Contains multiple doses to make multiple batches of fresh cheese.
    $10.99

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture MM100

    Ingredients

    • Sucrose, maltodextrins, lactic bacteria (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis

    Allergen Information

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

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture MM100

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make feta cheese with this culture:

    • Whole milk
    • Water free of chlorine and fluoride
    • Large jar or container for storing cheese
    • Non-iodized salt like our Cheese Salt
    • Rennet, liquid or tablets
    • Tight-weave towel, colander, and bowl

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture MM100

    Reviews

    "Makes great Havarti!"

    So I have used this culture to make fresh Havarti recently with the recipe from Cultures for Health and I have to say it's so so so good! This cheese makes the most amazing grilled cheese ever! I am really impressed with this culture and can't wait to see what else it can do. I have plans for more Havarti and some gouda or chevre.

    - Shannon

    "Reasonable price + shipping"

    What makes me get this culture, that I can get anywhere else from Cultures for Health is their reasonable shipping costs. Great basic meso culture.

    - amiriliano

    "Wonderful Product"

    Works great. All you need is milk and rennet. I use this to make cheese with my goat's milk. It's delicious.

    - Roxanna

    "Wonderful Product"

    Works great. All you need is milk and rennet. I use this to make cheese with my goat's milk. It's delicious.

    - Roxanna

  • Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese Making Kit

    Make 30-minute mozzarella and creamy fresh ricotta with this beginner-friendly kit that's fun for the whole family. Our most popular cheese kit.
    • Makes up to 24 batches of mozzarella and ricotta
    • Easy to use: make cheese in less than an hour of hands-on time
    • Contains citric acid, butter muslin, a thermometer, vegetable rennet, cheese salt, and an instruction and recipe booklet
    $24.99

    Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese Making Kit

    Reviews

    "It was a great gift."

    I purchased this as a gift for someone hard to buy for. He loved it. The first batch, not a success, second batch he was a pro. He had fun with it and the finished product was great. He is already checking out how to make other cheeses. I love finding special gifts and would recommend this idea to anyone.

    - Stella Rose

    "great family project, easy to use"

    I found this company through a search engine as our son wanted to learn cheese-making. We bought it for his birthday, everything was included, all you need is milk, he had alot of fun making moz. cheese and it turned out perfectly the first time. He will be trying ricotta cheese this week. I also downloaded and printed out the free cheesemaking book. We will definitely be ordering more supplies and perhaps the hard chessemaking kit. I would recommend this company and their kits to anyone who wants to try cheesemaking.

    - lori

    "All-In-1 Kit. Ready to Go!"

    Open the box and start making cheese! It was that great! Ok....it took a batch to get my skills honed. It didn't take long to add another awesome homemade food to my list of "I can do that!"

    - Beky

    "Good product"

    Received it quickly and it is easy to use.

    - Marie

    "Fun New Hobby"

    This kit is the way to go - all you need minus the milk. Instructions are simple but answered all my questions. Lots of fun.

    - Joel

    "Success!"

    My second try was successful! The cheese formed exactly as described in the instructions that came with the kit. My first attempt was not successful but a lovely customer service person walked me through the instructions and I tried all her suggestions and it worked perfectly! Great Product

    - Mary

  • Goat Cheese Making Kit

    Make a range of impressively delicious goat cheeses with this kit. Just add goat milk to make basic goat cheese, chèvre, and feta.
    • Makes 12+ batches of basic goat cheese, chèvre, and feta
    • Easy to use: make cheese in less than an hour of hands-on time
    • Contains a Mesophilic Cheese Culture, calcium chloride, vegetable rennet, cheese salt, butter muslin, a thermometer, and an instruction and recipe booklet
    $29.99

    Goat Cheese Making Kit

    Reviews

    "Excellent product"

    Excellent product! Instructions were easy and the cheese turned out delicious!

    - Kimberly

    "great way to start making cheese"

    As a beginner, this was just what I needed. the kit had all the necessary components except the milk and very clear instructions.I have now made two batches of feta, both turned out very good.

    - Muriel

    "Worked like a charm!"

    Using this kit was a perfect introduction to goats milk and cheese making. The only confusion I experienced was exactly how to add the salt at the end, but I improvised with a potato masher and it all worked out fine. Will enjoy making chèvre again, as I feel quite emboldened by this success on my first try.

    - Onwards

  • Fresh Cheese Making Kit

    Our most comprehensive choice, the Fresh Cheese Kit contains two starter cultures and supplies to make 5 different varieties of soft cheese. A great option for beginning cheese makers and experienced cooks alike.
    • Makes up to 24 pounds of feta, cottage cheese, cream cheese, fromage blanc, and traditional quark
    • Our most comprehensive cheese kit
    • Contains a Mesophilic Cheese Culture, a Fresh Cheese Culture, calcium chloride, vegetable rennet, cheese salt, butter muslin, a thermometer, and an instruction and recipe booklet
    $39.99

    Fresh Cheese Making Kit

    Reviews

    "mostly pleased"

    I have made two kinds of cheese thus far with this kit. The fromage blanc came out very well, the feta seems to need more practice. The instruction booklet is very clear, though I noticed with the fromage recipe, the ingredient list called for rennet, but there were no instructions in the recipe as to how or when it was to be used. Response from CFH: The fromage blanc recipe in the kit booklet does omit the rennet. We apologize for the error and will have that corrected right away.

    - mo

    "Looking forward to using it"

    I have not made cheese with it yet; I want to make it with grass-fed cows milk, and it's a bit of an investment. The kit appears to be complete; I did unpack it immediately and put the starter in the freezer until I can make the cheese. I am looking forward to having some great cheese!

    - Merry

    "Great results, great value"

    I purchased the Fresh Cheese Making Kit, and have made 3 batches of cheese: mascarpone, cottage cheese and ricotta. The first batch I followed the directions to the letter. Since I use raw Jersey cow milk and cream, I found the curds too firm with the calcium chloride, I left it out of the other batches, and had excellent results. I have already recommended this kit to some of my friends eager to make their own cheese at home.

    - Laura

    "Love it"

    I'm a cream cheese-making fool now, thanks to this kit!

    - Dr Chevallier

    "Great for us beginners"

    Great for us beginners...first batch was WONDERFUL!

    - John

    "made cottage cheese and cream cheese"

    my first time making cottage cheese and cream cheese. instructions were ok, got a little confused, but, I was able to work my way through and ended up with an edible product! It would be nice to have a list of items that one needs to have when you first start into cheese making so you have everything on hand (butter cloth, hard cheese molds, more explanation of which cultures are needed to make which types of cheeses, press, etc. )

    - Deanna

  • Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    Supercharge your ferments without using only salt or whey! This starter culture is uniquely designed to help you create probiotic and nutrient-rich kraut, cultured beets, and more.
    • Cultures up to 30 lbs of raw vegetables.
    • Easy to use: make fermented vegetables in less than 10 - 30 minutes of hands-on time.
    • Contains 6 pouches of starter culture and instructions.
    $22.95

    Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    Ingredients

    • Active bacteria strains, organic tapioca sugar. (lactobacillus plantarum, leuconostoc mesenteroides, and pediococcus acidilactici)

    Allergen Information

    • Packaged in a facility also handles products that may contain wheat, soy, eggs, milk, and fish.
    • This product does not contain any of the following materials: Milk, soy, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, fish, crustacean shell fish.
    • Non-GMO
    • Gluten-free
    • Vegan

    Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make fermented vegetables with this culture:

    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or other culturing container
    • Fermentation weight like our Pickle Pebbles (optional)

    Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables

    Reviews

    "Works wonderfully!"

    I tried this starter with my usual recipe of green cabbage and shredded carrots, and it started bubbling away overnight! After a few days I opened the jar and the fermented veggies tasted great, tart and crunchy. Recommend!

    - Laurie B.

    "Excellent"

    I would highly recommend this product. I

    - Theresa

    "Cutting Edge Starter"

    I was not using a starter for my lac-to fermented veggies. I feel the starter culture adds flavor and the probiotics are an added bonus.

    - oily4me

    "Quality is excellent!"

    This product is great! I made 4 quarts of cultured veggies. They fermented well and are tasty.

    - Nita

    "Great Product!"

    I made a batch of fermented salsa with nothing but salt, then I made a batch using the starter culture. The batch that I used the starter culture in was a lot better in taste & color than the one with salt only. I will definitely continue to use a starter culture for fermenting my vegetables.

    - DaisyMae

    "Always Crispy Pickles"

    I like the results get when using this starter culture. I like to keep a box in the fridge. Love this website and all the cultures it offers.

    - Rhonda

  • Soy-Free Tempeh Starter Culture

    This flexible culture makes tasty, protein-rich tempeh without any soy: just use mung beans, black beans, garbanzos, or another type of bean.
    • Makes 4 large batches of soy-free tempeh.
    • Store extra packets of culture in the freezer.
    • Contains 4 packets of starter culture and instructions.
    $7.99

    Soy-Free Tempeh Starter Culture

    Ingredients

    • Rice, Soy beans, Rhizopus Oryzae Culture.
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    Allergen Information

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

    Soy-Free Tempeh Starter Culture

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make soy-free tempeh with this culture:

    • Dry beans of choice
    • Bowl and colander
    • Distilled white or rice vinegar
    • Thermometer
    • Dehydrator or insulated container and heating pad

    Soy-Free Tempeh Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Outstanding"

    I was a little intimidated about making tempeh. I carefully followed the instructions and scored a huge hit on the first attempt. Instead of using all soy, I made a combination of equal parts soy, black bean, and brown rice tempeh. Next time I might go all black bean (trying to limit soy consumption). I prepared two 1-gallon sized freezer ziplock bags. Using a heavy sewing needle punched holes at 1-inch intervals. The tempeh incubated in the oven with the light on and an extra 60 watt drop light. It took about 3 days to incubate, turning the bags after 12 hours or so. Can't wait to make the next batch.

    - Laura

  • Heirloom Yogurt Starter Cultures

    Our 4 carefully collected Scandinavian yogurt strains culture right on your countertop, easy as adding milk. Sample rich, custard-like Filmjölk; drinkable Piimä; mild, creamy Viili; and honey-scented Matsoni.
    • Makes batch after batch of 4 unique varieties of yogurt
    • Heirloom cultures: make a batch every week indefinitely
    • Contains 8 packets: 2 packets each of all 4 yogurt strains, and instructions
    $19.99

    Heirloom Yogurt Starter Cultures

    Ingredients

    • Organic milk, live active cultures.

    Allergen Information

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

    Heirloom Yogurt Starter Cultures

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    • Whole milk
    • Glass jar or other culturing container

    Heirloom Yogurt Starter Cultures

    Reviews

    "Great culture!"

    More than enough starter packets to start and maintain. Thumbs up!

    - Tilin

    "Truly delighted with this purchase!"

    So far, have used every culture and they have all worked perfectly. Especially enjoy the Pima as I can make thick yogurt, sour cream or yogurt cheese that is smooth, tasty, thick and creamy by using half and half cream. So delicious and all are very easy to use. Directions included were also very easy to understand.

    - Kelly

    "Good value"

    I like the fact that you can keep making the yogurt over and over again, which saves money.

    - CJ

    "Viili "

    I'm really surprised so many people are having difficulty with this. I have only tried the Viili culture, but have used it multiple times now. I used pasteurized homogenized whole milk, nothing special, let it set for at least 24 hours and then put it in the frig. I then add Maple Syrup and I have a wonderful yogurt drink. It does never get solid, but its thick and creamy and wonderful as a drink. Very pleasant tasting.

    - Edith

    "A staple"

    We've had some Viili in the house since last Fall, and it's been terrific. It did take awhile for the starter to get going, but it's been strong and steady since then. It's a runnier yogurt that breaks up easily, but works terrific in smoothies and with granola/meusli, etc. Nice, mild taste. Takes about 24 hrs to ferment in a 72 degree house.

    - Shasta

    "LOVE IT "

    Made strawberry frozen yogurt w/Republic of George yogurt. It is absolutely delicious. Will try the other recipes. Only time I have made yogurt without heating milk...very easy.

    - Audrey

  • Kombucha Starter Kit

    Our starter culture, plus hand-picked ingredients & supplies to get you started with your first 3 batches. You can take it from there. Ideal for beginners and makes a great gift.
    • Makes batch after batch, with ingredients for 3+ batches
    • Low-maintenance culture: make it every 7-30 days
    • Contains 1 SCOBY, instructions, pH test strips, organic cane sugar, black tea, distilled white vinegar, a thermometer, and a jar cover
    $29.99

    Kombucha Starter Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make kombucha with this culture:

    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass Quart-Sized Jar

    Optional

    You can bottle your finished kombucha to make it fizzy! Check out our Kombucha Bottling & Flavoring Kit, or our favorite Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottles.

    Kombucha Starter Kit

    Reviews

    "Great product!"

    I'm very pleased with this product! Quality at a good price. Takes all the guess work out of making kombucha.

    - Sassy

    "Direct instructions and fun!"

    They make it so easy with simple instructions (w/ pictures!) and videos for further information. Covers every aspect!

    - Charlie

    "Kombucha "

    Wonderful

    - Nam

    "Very easy"

    The kit is very easy and convenient for someone starting Kombucha tea.

    - Carly

    "Great starter kit!"

    I appreciated the thorough, yet not overwhelming, instructions, and having all the necessary items included in the kit.

    - SB

    "Awesome "

    It takes 30 days to get rollling, but now that it’s been a few months, I have delicious kombucha every 7 days! It is actually very, very good! I have not had a “baby scoby” yet, but I bought several starters so I can have one every few days! I mix it with tea to make it last longer. It is SO easy once you get rolling. I am SO happy with this product!

    - Kaity

  • Ginger Kombucha Kit

    Our starter culture, plus ingredients & supplies to take your kombucha all the way to fizzy, gingery goodness. Comes with 9 tried-and-true supplies, including 2 of our favorite bottles. Beginner friendly.
    • Makes batch after batch, with ingredients for 6+ bottles
    • Low-maintenance culture: make it every 7-30 days
    • Contains 1 SCOBY, instructions, pH test strips, black tea, a thermometer, a jar cover, organic crystallized ginger, wooden tags, a strainer, bottling sugar, and 2 bottles
    $39.99

    Ginger Kombucha Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make kombucha with this culture:

    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass quart-sized jar
    • White Cane Sugar
    • Distilled white vinegar
    • Funnel for Bottling

    Optional

    You can bottle your finished kombucha to make it fizzy! Check out our Kombucha Bottling & Flavoring Kit, or our favorite Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottles.

    Ginger Kombucha Kit

    Reviews

    "Amazing Product"

    I can't believe how easy it is to be kombucha (mine is still brewing!). I'm very excited to try it in a few weeks. Thanks!

    - Ashley

    "6-8 Weeks!"

    I was supersized to learn that it would take 4 weeks to get the dehydrated scoby to create another scoby. Then another two to four weeks before I would get to taste this. Lesson learned. Other than that everything looks to be in order. Instructions and the tips are easy to follow. I have made this before a few years ago and it was all from scratch. This kit puts everything you need to get started in one purchase. I would definitely recommend this to someone else but just inform them how long it takes to get started. However once it starts you can have enough every day.

    - Jason

    "8 weeks +"

    My daughter was excited about getting ginger Kombucha, didn't realize the scoby starter was going to take 4 weeks before i could even make a full batch, then another 8 weeks plus several weeks in the bottle. Response from CFH: Thank you for leaving your review! We are sorry for the misunderstanding. With the scoby, you should be able to enjoy the batches as soon as they are done, beginning with the rehydration batch. They will progressively get better, as does any living thing, and we are happy to walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have along the way!

    - mps

  • Pumpkin Spice Kombucha Kit

    Our starter culture, plus ingredients & supplies to make it pumpkin spice season all year long. Comes with 10 tried-and-true supplies, including 2 of our favorite bottles. Beginner-friendly.
    • Makes batch after batch, with ingredients for 6+ bottles
    • Low-maintenance culture: make it every 7-30 days
    • Contains 1 SCOBY, instructions, pH test strips, black tea, a thermometer, a jar cover, organic crystallized ginger, pumpkin pie spice, wooden tags, a strainer, bottling sugar, and 2 Grolsch-style flip-top bottles
    $39.99

    Pumpkin Spice Kombucha Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make kombucha with this culture:

    • Water (free of chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass quart-sized jar
    • White Cane Sugar
    • Distilled white vinegar
    • Funnel for Bottling

    Optional

    You can bottle your finished kombucha to make it fizzy! Check out our Kombucha Bottling & Flavoring Kit, or our favorite Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottles.

  • Water Kefir Starter Kit

    This beginner-friendly kit contains our Water Kefir Grains plus 4 hand-picked supplies to get you started, including our favorite culturing sugar. Make 4+ cups of water kefir every day or two - just add water.
    • Makes batch after batch, with supplies to get you started
    • Vigorous culture: makes 4+ cups of water kefir every 24-48 hours
    • Contains water kefir grains, instructions, organic cane sugar, a mesh strainer, a thermometer, and a jar cover
    $34.99

    Water Kefir Starter Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make water kefir with this culture.

    • Water (free from chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or similar container

    Water Kefir Starter Kit

    Reviews

    "Wonderful!"

    Instructions are very clear and I'm already on my fifth batch. The fizziness is a little hard to achieve, but I guess it depends on the recipe. Our peach flavor is not at fizzy, but the lemon/ginger was more bubbly.

    - Debi

    "Awesome!!"

    My grains turned out perfect the first time. I was able to make soda from my first batch. And as a plus they have already started to multiply!!!

    - Jenny

    "Very pleased"

    Started my first batch of water kefir. Made a bottle of mixed berry 'soda' from it. Have made several different flavors since. Also have used in a recipe for fermented cucumber pickles. I will not be buying or making sweet pickles with vinegar again. Very pleased with the product and looking forward to trying more recipes using water kefir.

    - Berta

    "Excellent customer service"

    I have been purchasing products from this company for a few months now and I am gery very pleased! The directions are very clear and easy to follow with great recipes and ideas on the site and in the free e books. My recent purchase came with a flaw and it was immediately replaced. Thr only thing I would change is to lower the price a bit and leave out the sugar. Most people have it on hand. The bag in my package exploded and got all over everything. Again, it was immediately replaced and the customer service was fantastic. I will continue to purchase from culture for health and refer it to others as well.

    - The Fermentista

    "New to kefir"

    Activated my kefir and have done its 2nd fermentation. It doesnt taste bad. Not very fizzy . I think once I get the hang of it, adjusting fermenting times and flavors, all will be well. I have been brewing kombucha for about 3 years , this is a lot easier. Response from CFH: Our awesome customer support team would LOVE to help you if you need it! Yes, you will experiment and fine tune things, and soon get it to where you love it!

    - Tammy

    "I'm addicted already!"

    The instructions either included or accessible through links they sent me were excellent. My Kefir grains re-hydrated easily. Now I'm in the habit of re-feeding them every other day and encouraging them to grow because drinking the water Kefir is so satisfying and refreshing, I want more than one cup in the morning and one in the evening. Have tried one 2nd ferment with rice milk - enjoyed the flavor it added to my morning smoothie, but since I worked up to consuming a pint a day of water kefir, I haven't had extra for 2nd ferments. My grains seem to be happy enough that I've just graduated to keeping two quart jars going. I've had fewer and less annoying digestive problems since I began drinking this every day.

    - NanCcan

  • Ginger Water Kefir Kit

    Packed with 8 hand-picked ingredients and supplies including our Water Kefir Grains and 2 of our favorite bottles, this kit contains everything you need to culture up deliciously healthy ginger water kefir soda. Beginner-friendly.
    • Makes batch after batch with ingredients for 6+ bottles
    • Vigorous culture: make water kefir every 24-48 hours
    • Contains water kefir grains, instructions, organic cane sugar, a mesh strainer, a thermometer, a jar cover, organic crystallized ginger, bottling sugar, jar tags, and 2 Grolsch-style flip-top bottles
    $39.99

    Ginger Water Kefir Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make ginger water kefir with this culture:

    • Water (free from chlorine and fluoride)
    • Glass jar or similar container
    • Funnel for Bottling

    Ginger Water Kefir Kit

    Reviews

    "Perfectly Provided Package"

    Everything in the box to begin and be successful! Ginger is my go to flavor for so many things since my colon cancer surgery. This kit enabled me to begin immediately and create a drink that I like, and is so very soothing. I know I will enjoy it even more this coming summer. Love all the products I have tried from your company!!

    - Dianna

    "Great for a gift or for yourself."

    Haven't started it yet but can't wait to get going. Water Kefir is one of my favorite drinks

    - JINTZ

    "I'm hooked!"

    I have made several batches of water kefir and tried a few different flavorings... I'm hooked! I found the kits a little expensive but now that I have a continuous supply of kefir, I am glad I spent the money. The kit is a great way to get started with easy to follow instructions and everything you need to make this refreshing drink. I would recommend this kit to anyone who is new to kefir! Yum!

    - Connie

    "Water keifer "

    Love the culture I have not had a month and the grains have more than doubled already

    - Nam

    "Great product, instructions easy to follow"

    I had been hesitant to make kombucha because I was afraid I would miss important deadlines... I figured water kefir was worth a shot because of shorter duration. It has been fun to make and so far love the ginger water kefir

    - JCP

    "Ginger water kefir"

    What a excellent product,I love it recomend to all my family and friends,learning every day today was my first cup is so yummy. THANK YOU

    - Bechi

  • Milk Kefir Starter Kit

    Designed for beginners, this kit contains our Milk Kefir Grains plus 3 tried-and-true culturing supplies to make it easy to get started making 4+ cups of milk kefir every day at home. Just add milk!
    • Makes batch after batch, with supplies to get you started
    • Vigorous culture: makes milk kefir daily
    • Contains milk kefir grains, instructions, a mesh strainer, a thermometer, and a jar cover
    $34.99

    Milk Kefir Starter Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items to make milk kefir with this culture.

    • Milk
    • Glass jar or similar container

    Milk Kefir Starter Kit

    Reviews

    "Great Product"

    Great Product

    - Jaime

    "Our kefir making is a success!!"

    Great product! I love all the education on your website that makes it so much easier to learn! We learned how to make milk kefir for our homeschool project and now we love making smoothies in the morning! Trying to decide what we will learn next-we'll be back to Cultures for Health for sure!

    - Becky

    "Awesome!"

    Definitely the best

    - Mommy

    "One Year Later....."

    One year later and wow! They are still going strong. I have to consistently feed grains to my pup in order to keep production at a quart a day (Coat Looks Awesome! and she begs for it :)) . Warmer months are more productive than cooler months. I wasn't sure at first with the flavor, but after a few months, I learned what I like and what that looks like in the jar. It has done amazing things for my health and immunity! Amazing, and life changing. So yeah...it's worth it.

    - Steven

    "Worth it!"

    I have no regrets after buying this kit...my little kefir critters are culturing like their life depends on it! (Which, technically, it does!)

    - Chris

    "Happy with the product."

    The kefir grains worked just great, and taste great! However, I wish I had purchased just the grains, and not the kit. The temperature strip was not helpful (to me at least), and the strainer is so small that it takes forever to strain the kefir. I now use a fine strainer that I already had, and that works great. The cheesecloth was useful, and if I decide to try to make cheese, I think it will help. But, all in all, the grains are what I needed. I would order them again if I ever need to.

    - Judy

  • Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit

    Designed for beginners, this kit contains our tried-and-true favorite supplies to help you make thick dairy-free yogurt at home with soy milk, coconut milk, and more.
    • Makes up to 8 quarts (32 cups) of dairy-free yogurt
    • Direct-set single use culture: make yogurt when you want
    • Contains Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture, Pomona's Pectin, a thermometer, our organic cotton nut milk bag, and instructions.
    $25.99

    Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit

    What You'll Need

    You’ll need these items from your pantry to make yogurt with this culture:

    • Soy milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, or other dairy-free milk (or make it yourself with our nut milk bag)
    • Yogurt maker or other incubating appliance

    Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit

    Reviews

    "Great Yogurt Kit"

    First time using the Vegan yogurt starter and my yogurt maker; and neither let me down. The yogurt similar in texture to tapioca; but I like tapioca. It (cashew milk) set solid and I used a little more calcium water than instructed and I let it cook for 12 hours not 8-10. I flavored it with dried cranberries once and whole canned cranberries the second time. Making my own yogurt is half as expensive and the store bought is 45min away. I am lactose intolerant so this kit lets me have one of my favorite foods again. I recommend this to anyone who loves yogurt the Vegan style.

    - Darcy

    "Very simple"

    This was my first attempt at making vegan yogurt and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. The end result was also very tasty for a first try. Will make a few tweaks on the next batch and should get it just right !

    - Dirk

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