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"Quality Buttermilk "

After receiving my Buttermilk Culture stater only a couple weeks ago, I easily made my first batch of Buttermilk! No problems at all. Super easy!! ...

- Kackie

Buttermilk Starter

SKU: 5000
$13.99

Availability: In stock

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Our heirloom-variety buttermilk starter creates a traditional cultured buttermilk that is rich in nutrients. Homemade buttermilk can be used for baking, drinking or can be added to cream for making cultured butter and is delicious in a variety of recipes.

  • Each box contains 2 packets of starter culture.
  • Activate 1 packet using 1 quart pasteurized milk (store 2nd packet in the freezer as a back-up).
  • Cultures on the countertop at 70°-77°F, no appliance required.
  • Culture may be used to make raw milk buttermilk, with special care.
  • Avoid using ultra-pasteurized or UHT milk.
  • Reusable culture: a small amount of each batch can be used to make the next batch and recultures from batch to batch indefinitely.
  • Instructions for making cultured buttermilk are included with your starter.
  • Having trouble making buttermilk? Browse our Buttermilk Troubleshooting FAQ or contact us for assistance.

 

Cultured Buttermilk Starter Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Buttermilk Starter Culture Ingredients 

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

 

Buttermilk Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing gluten and dairy.

 

Shipping Information and Shelf-life

  • Our Cultured Buttermilk Starter is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried culture.
  • Refrigeration recommended.
  • Use by date on box.

 

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Additional

Additional Information

UPC 00814598020179

Reviews

10 Reviews For "Buttermilk Starter"

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  1. Buttermilk!!!

    by abs on 06/20/2018

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    When I moved from Germany to Italy more than 20 years ago one of the things I was missing was buttermilk.
    I'm so glad I found out about CulturesForHealth, because now I can have buttermilk every day, I decide the quality of the milk, I decide how much I make.
    And the TASTE is absolutely awesome!!!
    Thank you so much!

  2. Best Buttermilk Culture!!

    by Wayne S. on 05/14/2018

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    New to dairy cultures - easy and great results.

  3. Re-using the culture works

    by Steve on 03/12/2018

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    I'm new to dairy culturing so not much to comment. This product is presented as having the capacity to propagate, and having made 4 or 5 successive cultures using raw milk and using the former batch to activate, it is still making buttermilk.

    Response from CFH: This is great to hear! The Heirloom Buttermilk is an organism that will self-perpetuate so long as the conditions are right and it never accidentally gets contaminated. We are glad to hear it is working with raw milk as the mother batches, as that is not normal. We do recommend pasteurizing at least the milk used for the mother, and then using her for the raw milk buttermilk (as in never heating it at all). Keep on buttermilking!

  4. Buttermilk Bread

    by COcooking on 02/20/2018

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    Buttermilk makes rich delicious bread. A challenge at high altitude, 6000 feet. I use sourdough starter with the buttermilk and the dough cycle in my bread maker. Crispy crust with a soft center.

  5. Easy to Make

    by JoJo1970 on 01/22/2018

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    This is my first try at making buttermilk. I was making milk kefir prior to purchasing this product, but it got to be too time consuming. Now i just add a little saved buttermilk to a fresh quart of milk and it's done in a few hours time. I love the ease taste of this buttermilk. I drink about 1/2 cup daily.

  6. Wonderful Product

    by Kathy on 09/26/2017

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    I love this buttermilk starter. Sets up quickly. And lasts forever! I have used it for at least a 5 year stretch making new batches.

  7. Outstanding.

    by Wayne on 06/25/2017

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    Outstanding product. Continues to work after first batch.

  8. Did not work for me

    by Jackie on 06/10/2017

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    I really tried to make this work. Even sent an email to Culture for Health. All I got was lumpy sour milk. And it is not like I don't know how to culture, because I make a gallon of the Bulgarian yogurt ever 4 to 5 days and love it.

    Note from CFH:

    We would love to troubleshoot the buttermilk starter for you, as many times just a few tweaks in the process will produce wonderful, delicious results. As always, we are happy to help in any way that we can to ensure the success of our products!

  9. Ok product

    by Cynthia on 04/25/2017

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    Took tow packets before it fully cultured and packet only comes with two packets. Makes it extremely expensive. Still not sure if I have sour milk or buttermilk and followed directions exactly.

    Response from CFH: We are again sorry for your first experience. We thank you for troubleshooting with us via email and we look forward to hearing of your success! Happy buttermilking!

  10. Great product!

    by Marge on 01/24/2017

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    Easy to use and the buttermilk is awesome!

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Ingredients

Buttermilk Starter Culture Ingredients 

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

 

Buttermilk Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing gluten and dairy.

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  • From Michele at 2/4/2018 10:28 AM
    • What are the specific bacteria in this starter?
    • Our buttermilk starter culture generally contains many strains, but we do not test individual batches of our heirloom buttermilk for bacteria content; therefore we cannot make any guarantees as to the exact probiotic makeup of the cultures.
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  • From Mims at 7/4/2017 12:53 PM
    • I've used the starter to culture heavy cream for cultured butter. Can I save some of the heavy cream as a starter for my next batch or do I need to cultivate it in milk.
    • Your mother culture must always be with milk in order to make another Buttermilk mother. Cream does not have the lactose needed for your culture to continue perpetuating. You can certainly use some of the mother with cream, but not if intending it to be the new mother. Contact us via our Contact Us page for more assistance!
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  • From Kristi at 2/11/2017 4:24 PM
    • I noticed that your sour cream culture says it can also make buttermilk. Can this buttermilk culture be used to make sour cream? If so, would I just use half & half or cream instead of milk?
    • You can use cultured buttermilk to make "sour" cream! http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/cream/how-to-make-homemade-sour-cream/ Scroll to the bottom of that article to see how. You would still use cream for it work best.

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  • From Whitney at 10/13/2016 6:02 PM
    • It says this is traditional cultured buttermilk. Where is it traditional to culture it?
    • Originally, buttermilk is the liquid left behind after making butter, therefore this type of buttermilk is known as traditional buttermilk.
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  • From Whitney at 10/13/2016 6:01 PM
    • It is said that cultured buttermilk does not have probiotic benefits.
      What cultures are used in this culture?

      What benefits do they have?
    • While live active cultures may be found in many ferments, we do not test for the presence of specific bacteria.

      Home fermentation is a unique process with many variables in play we are unable to say what specific benefits are in any one culture. If there is a specific set or amount of bacteria you need, it may be best to work with a licensed healthcare professional or nutritionist to choose an appropriate encapsulated product.
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  • From Susan at 3/19/2016 7:27 PM
    • Can goat's milk be used instead of cow's milk?
    • Absolutely! It may be a bit thinner, but that is ok. Be sure to use a regularly pasteurized milk, or it won't work well or at all. Raw milk needs to be pasteurized for the activation, but also when making the "mother" culture. Contact us with any questions!
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  • From soni carbonel at 12/24/2015 5:34 PM
    • does the yogurt or buttermilk cultures contain high mgs of sodium?
    • The cultures themselves are not tested for nutrient amounts like sodium. The cultures are simply bacteria from previous yogurt or buttermilk. The sodium content would likely come from the milk used to culture the starter.
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  • From Christine rix at 8/20/2015 8:36 PM
    • can I make buttermilk with lactose free milk?
    • Lactose-free milk may not be suitable for culturing. Some brands do actually still contain lactose, but also contain lactase, an enzyme that helps lactose-intolerant individuals digest the lactose. However, these brands are usually ultra-pasteurized, as well, which does not work well for culturing. Other brands of lactose-free milk are filtered to remove lactose. In that case, there would be insufficient food for the bacteria in the culture.
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  • From grace at 4/9/2015 8:35 PM
    • Is this starter GMO free?
    • All of our cultures are GMO free,
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  • From leslie at 2/26/2015 8:37 AM
    • i accidentally cultured at 100, did i kill the buttermilk culture or is it still usable?
    • I'm sorry, the culture dies when it is above 77º. It likely will not be viable any longer.
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