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  • 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

    "I CAN do it!"

    1st attempt and it's better than bought!

    - Bob

    "Creamy and mild"

    Easily the best yogurt I have ever had. Creamy, sweet and mild. I usually put honey on my yogurt, but not this one. It's delicate flavor and creamy quality blew my mind. Love it. Made it with organic milk and some cream.

    - fromumbridge

    "Great tasting Yogurt"

    This is a really great tasting yogurt.

    - Stan

    "Excellent, Tasty Yogurt Culture "

    This culture has made excellent batches of yogurt using both whole milk and 2% milk. I prefer the consistency of the whole milk variety a little over the 2% though.

    - Fit4Life_62

    "Love love love!"

    This was so easy and really incredible yoghurt. Reminded me of yogurt I use to have every morning when I lived in Germany.

    - Leslie

    "Excellent"

    By far the most delicious yogurt I've ever tasted. Will continue to buy for a long time!

    - Trish

  • 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

    "Great !"

    I finally found a vegan yogurt culture that works !! It makes delicious yogurt every time. Prompt delivery , and some very good coupons . I also enjoy the ebook. Lots of very good info in it. I will continue to buy this product.

    - Trish

    "Great Soy Yogurt!"

    I've used this product four times now and I feel like I'm getting the hang of making my own yogurt! I have an Instant Pot with the yogurt function, which makes it super easy. Like another reviewer, I didn't realize you couldn't just save some of the yogurt as a starter for next time and I had a couple of bad batches before I went on the Cultures for Health web site and read how to make a mother culture. I use Trader Joe's soy milk that is just soybeans and water and it is so easy! I get the best results using 10 3/4 oz. wide-mouth canning jars, which fit into the pot perfectly (I use four at a time, three full and one half-full). I also make my own soy milk from time to time and it works even better! This homemade non-dairy yogurt is so delicious, I eat it plain (which I've never done before). My whole family enjoys it plain, in parfaits, in smoothies, and as a replacement for sour cream. Highly recommended! Note from CFH: That is great you are getting more use of the starter with subsequent batches! This is not the usual case, so we are happy for you! The manufacturer does not guarantee it can make more batches from a batch, so as long as it does work for you, that is wonderful.

    - Kathy

    "Easy and delicious "

    I have begun making my own “clean” soy yogurt with organic soy milk and Cultures for Health Vegan starter. I get perfect yogurt every time! It is easy and delicious!

    - Sue

    "Finally...third time is the charm!"

    I could have had yummy yogurt sooner if I paid attention to the reviews & adjusted the milk I used. Initially I used Silk (unsweetened soy) and the yogurt was edible but it was not tangy and curdled (even whipping it didn’t create a smooth creamy texture). Next time I tried Silk Almond/Soy w/ Vanilla. That was a mistake!!! It had an icky/rancid taste, had to throw it out. THEN I finally decided to pay attention to reviews and soybeans (or other milk) with just water (no additives) was recommended. I bought WestSoy online because my local markets do not sell it, sooo worth it. Perfect yogurt. Tasty, tangy and I did have not wisk it after culture to get it smooth - it was perfect. I like Greek Yogurt, but have gone Vegan and can not do dairy. I bought a Greek yogurt maker and strained the yogurt to get it thicker. It helped, but still could use a little more. I might try adding a thickener next time. My complaint - and I assume this is true after reading reviews - being direct starter means I have to use a new package each time. Bummer, cause that will get expensive. I think someone said they did use a small batch from previous to make a new one and I might give it a try. Otherwise my 3rd time was perfect and it was SO easy. Open the WestSoy container, empty starter into container, close it and give it a few shakes, dump it into my yogurt machine, turn it on and leave it for 12 hours. NO heating before (WestSoy’s container is sealed, no need to heat to get rid of bacteria) and 12 hours was the perfect time for really tasty yogurt. THANKS!

    - Masselyn

    "Finally a Vegan Culture that Works ! "

    I am very pleased with this starter . I used it in my yogurt maker . It came out firm and tasty . It wasn’t too tart, it was just right . One note I came across somewhere is to use non dairy milk with the least amount of ingredients. I used West Soy organic , unsweetened . It was perfect. I wish I could find this product in my local Whole Foods or health food market. I was worried about the temperature during the mailing process, especially in the summer , but so far , so good.

    - Trish

    "Works great"

    I love this vegan yogurt starter! I've made tasty yogurt with coconut milk and cashew milk. I also made a wonderful dairy free sour cream with it using cashew milk and adding a touch of lemon juice at the end of fermentation. It was so good, and it tasted so close to the real thing, and most dairy substitutes don't! Thank you for this wonderful starter. I will continue to use it as long as you have it

    - Lady E

  • 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

    "Excelent!"

    This product is incredible. It really work!

    - Yessie

    "So easy to make!"

    This is my first time making Kefir and I am thrilled with how easy it is to make! I've already made two batches and love the flavor.

    - Sophie

    "Great easy culture"

    Love how simple it is to make and keep the kefir going. Just what I hoped it would be.

    - GreenT

    "Great product!"

    Works great. Easy to use. Good price Prompt service What more can I say?!

    - Lissa

    "Awful"

    I have used other starters and had good luck with them. This was awful. Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry the Kefir Starter did not work. We thank you for taking the time to troubleshoot with us, and we wish you success on your future culturing projects!

    - KA

    "My favorite kefir"

    I have tried kefir grains, but I always come back to these starter packages. They work better for me and I love the taste!

    - Julie

  • 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

    "Quality’"

    Good quality, easy to make, works even with the cheap whole milk we buy in the local store

    - Maud

    "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

    "Somewhat variable results"

    I have had some difficulty getting a proper tasting kefir from this starter as opposed to the Cultures for Health kefir starter, which has worked flawlessly as a rule in the past. First 4-5 batches tasted more like an extremely mild, almost tasteless runny-type yogurt even though I followed instructions to a t. Experimented with the last batch: left it at room temperature (it is about 65 in my house or lower most of the time) and tighten the lid. After approximately 18 hours it finally tasted like kefir and was lightly effervescent the way it is supposed to be. Response from Cultures For Health: Although in general milk kefir needs 72-75ºF to work, they are live cultures and subject to change/adapt, so good for you for manipulating variables to get it to your liking! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

    - Nita

    "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

    "Normally like the Body Ecology Starter, but had a bad experience recently."

    I have used both water kefir grains and Body Ecology Starter. I actually like both. I have found the starter to be quick and convenient at times that I was not using the grains or did not have the time. I like the starter with coconut water, and think it tastes great. I use raw coconut water from Whole Foods, usually one that comes frozen, and it have made many batches and always liked it. Recently I bought two boxes of the starter, and the power was brown/rust color. I made it with the coconut water and it tasted terrible, so I threw it away. I tried another packet from the box, and experienced the same think as I did with the previous batch. The power in the packets of both boxes felt hard. I have experienced the packets hard before, but was told by Body Ecology that the power should be white or beige, and the carrier sometimes causes it to be hard if refrigerated. I went back to the water kefir grains, and they are doing very well, so am enjoying them currently.

    - Sherry

  • 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

    "Good product. Good service. All good"

    I usually use South River miso for fermentation but decided to try the cultures. They seem to work fine and are a little more "neutral" in flavor in the final product.

    - HIW

    "I was really quite shocked that the "recipe" in the box flyer was so poor. "

    I had high hoped to start this new lifestyle of eating. I was shocked the recipe was so poor on the flyer in the box. I had to make several calls to check on details and check online recipes, too. Then, after 3 days I checked the 6 jars, and low and behold the top cabbage roll was moldy! (with a bit of gray below) I was SO disappointed because it had been a lot of work. So I dumped it all out! I called the company again and the fellow said, "Mold is OK. It is common. Simply replace the cabbage roll with another." WHAT? This seemed REALLY weird. If that is so, why don't they print that in the instructions? They had told me initially that I could use 1/4 tsp salt maximum per jar because more would harm the culture starter, so that is what I did. This experience did not make me think well of this product at all. Matter of fact, I was quite annoyed. Response from CFH: We are very sorry to hear of your experience. Working with living foods and its bacteria can seem so foreign! We are always happy to help, and to further troubleshoot.

    - D

    "cultured butter"

    So far I have only made cultured butter with this and it turned out perfect! Can't wait to try more things!

    - ferne

    "Great product"

    I just made a batch of sauerkraut that was terrific.

    - Maria

    "Very good product"

    I am very happy with the taste and texture of my veggies: celery, red cabbage, broccoli, onion, and carrots. This is my first attempt at fermenting veggies, and I will will be fermenting more when these have been gobbled up.

    - Mickey

    "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, chèvre, and even blue cheeses.
    • Makes soft cheese from up to 20 gallons of milk.
    • Versatile culture: makes a wide range of mesophilic cheeses.
    • Contains instructionsand 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
    • Large jar or container for storing cheese
    • Tight-weave towel, colander, and bowl

    Note:Additional supplies may be needed for certain types of cheese.

    Fresh Cheese Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "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

    "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

    "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

  • 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

    "works"

    you might have to leave it for 12 hours or more, but it works.

    - dbsantana

    "Great yogurt starter"

    The instructions and the starter itself were very good. The yogurt is coming out very nicely.

    - Chris

    "Did not work"

    I have been making yogurt for a few years and this is the first Total failure i have had. I use a cuisinart automatic yogurt maker and with yogurt from the store it works well. I was looking for improved yogurt so I inquired as to what to use and was told this culture. Turned out like what it was ...milk. ??????? Response from CFH: We are sorry your first experience was less than stellar! We thank you for working on this with us behind-the-review-scenes, and we are sure we'll get this going for you soon!

    - Walter

    "Fantastic Yogurt Culture!"

    Your first batch may be thin, but from then on, you've got it made! I strain ours quite a bit since we like thick yogurt, but you wouldn't have to. I use the crockpot method, and this has always worked fantastically! Use yogurt you've reserved from each batch for a starter within a week, and keep making great yogurt endlessly. Well... As far as I know! Lol! I had mine for nearly a year and had to quit for a couple of weeks, so I'm ordering my next back up. Enjoy! Well worth the money!

    - Molly

    "what don't I understand here?"

    For some strange reason I thought each packet would make a gallon of yogurt. Wow, was I surprised that it makes just a quart. So I'm befuddled why anyone would spend $7 + shipping, plus the cost of the milk to make one quart of yogurt??? Response from CFH: Thanks for leaving the review so we could clarify! Each packet is a starter, and once activated you can make a lot more yogurt, up to a 1/2 gallon per batch using 4-6 Tablespoons of starter! You will only make 1 quart at first as your mother starter, but from there, you would use 2-3 Tbs of starter for each quart of milk for new yogurt! Always save some mother of course, so that in 7 days you can make a new mother, from which to enjoy even more yogurt from!

    - gg

    "Greek Yogurt"

    I used to make Yoghurt but going to the specialty store and paying for the culture got old. Now, I make Greek Yoghurt ever week from my previous batch. It's nearly free now to have it. I started straining it recently and it's thick and rich. Far better than store bought! I do have an incubator and that probably helps to turn out great yoghurt consistently. I also noticed it got firmer with each generation I made.

    - Nadine

  • 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

    "didnt work for me"

    Followed the directions to the letter and the starter did nothing, waste of $19. Response from CFH: Thank you for reaching out and allowing us to assist you behind the scenes. We are here to troubleshoot possible issues and help you get some great sourdough, so please keep in touch!

    - Kris

    "Perfect sourdough"

    Received my order quickly, and started it the next day. Took right off without a hitch, Been making bread for a few days now, and has been wonderfull!

    - Amy

    "Great Starter"

    This stuff took right off and got very active quickly. It took less time than advertised. The best news is that it makes sour sourdough bread like the stuff I am used to in San Francisco area where I live. I highly recommend it.

    - John

    "True San Francisco flavor"

    I bought this starter because I wanted sourdough flavor like San Francisco Sourdough Bread I used to buy in San Diego in the 1970’s. This tastes like it.

    - Steve in CT

    "good product"

    the product is great and what is even better is you can refer back to the site for questions and help....

    - peggy

    "It didn't work."

    Your customer was replete with recommendations in an effort to aid me. I attempted to use them but in the end I garnered two things from the purchase. (1) Your starter didn't work for me (2) Your price is almost 50% higher than another purveyor. I don't like writing negative reviews but I believe this one is earned. I ended up making a starter based on a recipe from another vendor. In addition they have a free tip line and spent time with me on what is essentially a free recipe. Needless to say their starter worked and yours didn't. No I don't work for them, nor do any of my relatives. Response from CFH: We are thankful for your review of our starter, and very sorry it did not produce good results for you. Thank you for working with us, and if we can be of service to you in the future for your fermenting needs, please reach out.

    - Joe

  • 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

    "Great product"

    I'm new to baking with sourdough starter. So far I've tried waffles, pretzels, french bread and dinner rolls with good results. It's a lot to learn but your kind customer service will walk you go any questions.

    - Lynne

    "Worked great"

    This worked great, lots of bubbles and came out with a great gluten free sourdough boule. Thanks for from getting me started down the gluten free sourdough road

    - April

    "works great"

    I ordered two of these, used one to begin a starter culture in a jar, and then I thought oh why not, and I put the other packet in the culture jar after a day or two, then just threw in a large amount, maybe a cup, of brown rice flour, added some water, stirred it up, and then it worked very well. I'm sure it would have worked with only one packet, but I wanted to see what would happen. I am grinding my own brown rice flour from Lundberg's organic sprouted brown rice. I have an electric mill with stone wheels or what you may call them. So I put a cup of dry rice in it, grind it, and then immediately put it in the culture jar. All I ever do with this stuff is make pancakes, which means I melt some butter in a cast-iron pan and then throw in some starter culture. It's really good.

    - Do I really need a nickname? I guess you can call me, what, I really can't think of one. You can make it up.

    "Super Fast Starter!"

    I got mine started Monday morning and by this morning (Wednesday) it was all bubble and happy w/foam on top. I can't believe how fast this was to get started and I was wayyyyyy off w/the feedings. It was at least 12 hour between feedings both Mon night/Tues morning and last night to this morning. I was a little sticker shocked at the price but for the time it saved and how long I'll be using this - it's a steal! Thank you so much for this wonderful starter!!

    - Pam

    "Excellent starter, quick to hydrate and get ready for baking!"

    I hydrated my starter yesterday, several weeks after the expiry date (oops!) and within 24 hours it was bubbly and frothy. By the end of the second day, it was doubling in size and I was almost ready to bake with it! Excellent starter so far. Now we just need to actually bake with it. :)

    - Darls

    "Great"

    This GF sour dough is super easy to start & I love using it. Thanks for a great product.

    - none

  • 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

    "Better than Expected"

    This was like a science experiment for me. I have done kraut in a crock with no starter but it was a little hit and miss. I also wanted to try try a veggie mix and felt this was a way to give it a go. I rigged mason jars with fermentation locks. Well it was a bit of a mess as the stuff took off and leaked all over. I learned a lesson to really seal all the gaps tight. So the kraut I made turned out very good. I am still letting it go further. I mixed a bunch of veggies - broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peppers, cukes, celery. I was concerned this would bomb but wow - it turned out really great. Very satisfied!

    - Mumbo

    "Great Results"

    I've tried making sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables with varied results. Sometimes it comes out good and sometimes not, and I don't like having to throw out vegetables. With Caldwell's starter culture, my ferments turn out good every time. It's worth the price.

    - Shelley

    "Great Results"

    I have tried most of the starter cultures for vegetables and most do a good job with cabbage, carrots and other similar vegetables. But when it comes to making dill pickles, Caldwell is the best at getting just the right texture and firmness.

    - beachbum49

    "Better kraut"

    I usually make fermented cabbage with just salt, but the Caldwell's really gave it a better flavor. Also used it for whole green beans. Big difference but a little more pricey than I'd like.

    - Cath

    "Outstanding"

    Better than other staters. Never a bad batch. Top quality.

    - Wayne

    "What an awesome thing"

    I live in a 3 year old brick house which is jammed packed with micro life. I gave up on salt water pickling. Caldwell Starter gave me the technology to pickle Cucumbers, sweet pepper, asparagus and to make Barszcz for the first time ever!

    - k l s

  • 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:

    Note:Additional supplies may be needed for certain types of cheese.

    Mesophilic Direct-Set Starter Culture

    Reviews

    "Great for 2 gal milk"

    - had a perfect curd set from this culture!

    - bongoes

    "Ugh what a pain!"

    I have been cooking all my life so I know my way around a kitchen but this... too many things needed in addition to this kit! I anticipated needing the coloring, but then rennet, then cheese cloth, then a device to separate things. I have made 5 course meals with less effort. Very disappointed, I was so excited to find this product but the company needs to prepare their customers for all of the additional items. Response from CFH: We are so sorry to hear this! The cheese items on our site can be purchased as kits or some as individual cultures. We have many articles and recipes, and even an eBook to get you started before the cultures arrive. We would be happy to assist you more efficiently next time!

    - Mitchy

    "Some recipes would be a nice touch"

    Product is packaged nicely and is convenient. The only insert was not really useful in my opinion. A couple of recipes would be very nice. Instead, it was back to the web site and hunting around for an appropriate recipe.

    - WNCCheese

    "Consistent Quality"

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

    - MARGARET

    "Easy to use"

    Bought for my cheese making course. It is so easy to use and you have excellent resources and customer service to answer questions.

    - gouche

    "great product"

    I've been very pleased with the quality of the culture and it has worked fabulously! I'll definitely order again.

    - MrsJR

  • 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

    "Wonderful product"

    I have used this culture multiple times. It doesn't have the "tang" that puts me off regular yogurt. I've been able to use lactose free milk and eat yogurt again! I add a tablespoon of honey to the milk when I add the culture and it works really well and tastes amazing!

    - Diana

    "Not a fan"

    I really wanted to like this culture. I have been making my own yogurt for more than six years...and using the same culture (started from a spoonful of Dannon) for almost five years. My 5 year old culture died out of the blue. I had always wanted to try Cultures for Health, so I thought I would start over with that rather than Dannon. I was so disappointed. The Cultures for Health produced a yogurt that was prone to separation (spooned straight from the jar it looked curdled)...but more significantly, I didn't like the taste. It wasn't very tangy...but at the same time it tasted like milk that was beginning to go off. I gave the culture 3 generations to hit it's stride and just got tired of eating it.... Instead of enjoying my breakfast, I felt like I was eating it 'because it was good for me.' Life's to short for that. I threw away the last jar and started up with my Dannon again...the first batch was thick, creamy, tangy and delicious. If I have to restart my culture every five years, so be it. Response from CFH: Thank you so much for your honest review! We are thrilled and honestly amazed that you are able to create more yogurt from a commercial yogurt. In our experience this is never the case for someone to be so lucky! We do appreciate your working with us and the Bulgarian starter behind the scenes! We hope you'll keep trying, or try a different culture!

    - Paige

    "Delicious and easy"

    This is my second time purchasing this starter. I would still be using my original package except that I ruined my first attempt by not feeding or re-making the yogurt for a long time and it smelled off. The second packet met a similar fate when I left town for a month and forgot to take care of my culture before leaving. If you take care of your culture it will work like a dream and make delicious, mild yogurt. My husband is European and likes this the best as it is most the plain yogurt he gets in Germany. We use organic whole milk from the grocery, the yogurt setting on the Instant Pot for heating the milk, and a Salton yogurt maker with 12 hours incubation. It is perfect every time!

    - Becky

    "Against recommendations"

    I used organic ultra pasteurized milk and it came out fine. It seems if you want organic milk, it's ultra pasteurized and it does save the heating step. Delicious! Response from CFH: Thanks for the great review! We do want to caution customers that using Ultra Pasteurized milk is not reliable, and it is best to avoid it. We cannot guarantee it will work, or work long term, but we are VERY happy you are experiencing success!

    - Nancy

    "Works Great, Beginners Don't Fear"

    After trying the Mild culture starter, with good results I opted for the Bulgarian due to reviews and co$t savings. As others have noted the first batch should be given 10 -12 hrs to set. I have the Euro yogurt maker that holds 7 jars. A few tips. I spoke with a rep asking if adding flavorings to mix would create issue with culture for next starter batch. Advised not to. However I've since done this and it isn't a problem for future batches. My RECIPE; In a 6 cup pyrex dish measure 3 heaping tablespoons of yogurt from your last batch as a starter, let sit at room temp. Add 5 1/2 cups whole pasturized milk, NOT Ultra to heavy s/s pan, attach candy thermometer to side. Set stove burner to low, leave, let warm for 20 minutes. It will reach100 degrees by then. Then turn heat med-hi, stir gently, add 1/3 cup palm sugar, 5 tsps. instant coffee granules. Stir till reaches 180 degrees. Set on sidebar to cool to 108 degrees. (go take a shower, vacuum house, read a book, as it will take about 1/2 hr). Place a fine mesh strainer over 6 cup pyrex dish. pour half the mixture into. dump out the scalded skin from strainer and softly whisk the mixture to combine the starter to new batch. Once combined place mesh strainer over dish and pour remaining mixture. Dump the scalded milk skin into trash. Gently stir the complete yogurt mixture, pour into the 7 jars. Place without lids onto yogurt maker, cover, and let culture for 10 hrs. It comes out delicious, creamy solid everytime! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this culture. Hope this helps. Enjoy. note: the 5/1/2 cups milk are needed as it will scald, this will reduce it down to the amount needed for your batch. Response from CFH: We are SO happy this is working for you! For all the newbies out there, please be sure to follow the directions we send, and if you'd like try Patricia's recipe, do so with extra culture so you can be sure all is well with your attempt. If the mother culture is older than 7 days, or you do not save any while experimenting, you'll be sad!

    - Patricia

    "Best flavour "

    We have tried nearly ALL the varieties here and so far the Bulgarian is the best. Hubby and the puppers all like this one best. I make it with goats milk and if not for the accidental eating of my starter it would have kept on being re-cultured. This is hands down the best strain.

    - Kim

  • 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

    "Great sour cream!"

    I really thought my first attempt would be a flub (I had trouble keeping the temp low enough while the cream was on the stove), but the sour cream turned out fabulously! I used it in a cheesecake and as a topping on lots of foods. It turned out nice and thick. Can't wait to make more!

    - Rebecca

    "Brown and caked starter culture"

    I bought the sour cream starter in April. It was brown and caked and did not make sour cream. I then talked to CfH and they said they would replace it without charge, which they did. However, it was from the same batch of bad starter, brown and caked. So they knowingly will sell a batch that is not active then replace it with the same bad batch. Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry for your experience, as that is not common. We have reached out to you via email and look forward to a solution, as we would like to ensure satisfaction.

    - PJ

    "This made delicious raw cream sour cream!!"

    well worth the minimal effort to make raw cream sour cream

    - Jen

    "Excellent product. "

    Excellent product. I didn't think it was going to set up at first. It was close to the final hour and it was still looking like milk. In an hour after I checked again, it finally set up. It was the best sour cream I have ever had.

    - Awpacky

    "Love it!!"

    I use the Kefir and mild yogurt cultures and LOVE them, so I tried the sour cream. It was a little more work, but it is REALLY GOOD!! I like an organic product without all the additives, and this came out thick and yummy...so why do they add stuff to it commercially??? This stuff is great !! and lasts a long time in the frig!!

    - lynyrd53

    "Good stuff"

    It worked wonderfully

    - Patsouth

  • Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker

    Make homemade yogurt in individual serving containers with this easy to use yogurt maker.
    • Use it for: incubating single-serve jars
    $39.99

    Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker

    Reviews

    "I love it!"

    This is a wonderful machine. My yogurt turned out great!

    - Pamela

    "Love it!"

    Nice quality and simple to use.

    - Teresa

    "not great if you want Greek style"

    I love the way this maker looks. It's so cute! And in fact, I wound up using the jars for all sorts of other things before I gave it away: pesto, salad dressing, small bits of leftovers, haha. But ultimately after using it several times, it wasn't right for me since the yogurt is made right in the jars in which it gets stored in the fridge. So, there's no way to strain it to make it thick. I now have the Yogotherm, which works great.

    - Craige

    "Excellent product"

    Great for making small batches - It's just me, so this is perfect. Consistent and even heating of the yogurt means that all the cups come out the same. I have tried it without the plastic lids, as recommended but the mfg prefers to place the lids on the jars before putting them in the yogurt maker as it keeps the condensation from dripping into the product.

    - Elizabeth

    "I love my yogurt machine"

    I tried making yogurt with my dehydrator and failed miserably. Then I tried the Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker and loved it. It is small, easy to store, stays out of the way, easy to use and does just what it is suppose to. Every week I learn better techniques to fine tune my yogurt. The jars are perfect for me. One jar, a little fruit and off I go. I am not having trouble with cleaning. After I empty my yogurt into a cup, I add my fruit, fill my jar with water and after breakfast the jars come clean easily.

    - Teresa

    "Works Great....Easy to use"

    Saves the time in the morning from dishing out yogurt to take for lunches great size glass jars!

    - Lee

  • 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

    "An Excellent Culture"

    What can I say? It worked perfectly, creating a delicious cream cheese! I used it with raw milk and the texture came out similar to whipped cream cheese; it was soft and spreads easily. All in all, if you want some homemade cream cheese, use this.

    - Scott

    "Good product, but pricey."

    From experience, I consider these to be very good products. It is a shame they are so pricey, and they are pricey. Seems the company found out they had a good product and the price went up. Response from CFH: We are happy to hear you like our products! We do our best to keep prices as low as possible, with respect to the manufacturer's pricing as well as our third party pathogen tests to ensure your safety! Happy culturing!

    - Joe

    "Makes cream cheese"

    I did not realize when I purchased it, but this is a very great packaging for beginners because it has the rennet already in it. How convenient! Now making cream cheese is as simple as making yogurt. Nice.

    - Davis

    "Soooo Gooood"

    I used ultra-parurized Lactaid whole milk and it turned out perfect. A little sourness and oooooh so creamy. So glad I tried making my own cream cheese. It was much easier to make than I imagined.

    - Robin

    "Love it!"

    This made the best goat cream cheese in a quick, easy process. Cream Cheese has great consistency and taste.

    - grannyjoy

    "Excellent"

    Makes the best cream cheese I ever tasted

    - Dm

  • Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon

    Make fermenting vegetables easier! This half-gallon-size glass jar includes an airlock setup which facilitates gas escaping your fermented vegetables while keeping air out.
    • Use it for: fermenting vegetables.
    $29.99

    Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon

    Reviews

    "Easy Peasy"

    I am new to fermenting and this made making sauerkraut so easy and delicious.

    - Melissa

    "Foolproof "

    I am very happy with my jar. No more mason jars with mold. Makes perfect sauerkraut every time.

    - Chirises

    "Works great & looks beautiful "

    I made my first batch of fermented veggies in this jar and was very happy with the outcome. There was mold on one cucumber slice that accidentally failed to fully submerge, which goes to show how important it is to properly use the glass weights. The batch came out otherwise perfect! I imagine this would be great for kefir and other ferments as well and is ideal for those who prefer not to use muslin, but I really love it for veggies. This is a great product from a wonderful company!

    - Rebecca

    "Fermenting my first batch"

    So far, all seems to be working well. I'm fermenting my first batch of cabbage. It has been going for about a week now. The top layer started to show some signs of graying, but there wasn't enough liquid to cover it, so I took it out. I made a big pot last week and it went bad by this time, so I already know this is working better! Fingers crossed!!! Response from CFH: Be sure to check out our FAQs and Troubleshooting questions about culturing veggies! Or, contact our awesome Customer Support so we can assist you!

    - Robyn

    "I like the product would like stone to be larger to weigh down pickles and sauerkraut "

    I have bought a large and small fermenting jar and I really like them both although I will say I have been disappointed with the size of the stone because it just is not big enough - the stone falls down - I just started fermenting some pickles and it has already fallen to the bottom of the gallon jar but overall I love these jars so far and appreciate the great customer care they have thru this company!!! Very helpful and kind !!! Response from CFH: Thanks for the kind words! If you find the weights are not enough, you can try some tips here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/natural-fermentation/how-to-keep-fermented-vegetables-submerged/

    - Duvall

    "This makes fermenting so easy. I made fabulous ginger sauerkraut the very first time"

    I was a bit worried about trying this and having to scrape scum off the top but this makes fermenting so easy. I made fabulous ginger sauerkraut the very first time. No scum!

    - Kathi

  • 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, Rhizopus Oligosporus 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

    "Nice Product and Great Customer Support!"

    Tempeh starter arrived quickly. I am still working out the nuances of my setup and trying to better control some variables (moisture). What I would like to highlight though is the excellent "chat" support at Cultures For Health. I have had my questions answered promptly and kindly. very good customer service. Thank you!

    - Elizabeth

    "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

  • Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottles, 500 ml (Case of 12)

    Our favorite air-tight bottles hold just over 16 ounces of goodness while your brew gets fizzy.
    • Use it for: bottling kombucha, water kefir, and more for carbonation
    $29.99

    Grolsch-style Flip-top Bottles, 500 ml (Case of 12)

    Reviews

    "Completely satisfied!"

    This was my first set of Grolsch bottles and after reading tons of negative reviews of those sold by other venders I was skeptical to say the least. I wanted to wait until the completion of my first 2F with these bottles before reviewing them in order to give a completely honest review. The glass as well as the wire is very thick and resilient, definitely of excellent quality.The seals are what I was most concerned with prior to purchase and they exceeded my expectations! My Kombucha came out perfectly carbonated, allowing me to achieve my sought after goal of a good brew. I am very much grateful, so much so that I just placed an order for another 36 bottles! Thank you so much CFH! Islam. Namaste.

    - Andre Moore-El

    "Great bottles for my Kombucha "

    Couldn’t be happier! Quality thick glass! Stoppers work very well! Can’t go wrong with these bottles!

    - Redbeard

    "very hard to close"

    Lots of trouble to close these bottles. I hate them. Perhaps we'll get used to it. First batch of water kefir was well carbonated and very tasty. Response from CFH: Hi Elizabeth! Yes, the new bottles are indeed a bit difficult to close. They will get better as time goes on, but you really do want them to hold in those gasses and not let air in!

    - Elizabeth

    "Great value "

    Very nice solid bottles.

    - TD

    "Really nice!"

    These bottles are working very well. Didn't think I needed a case but that was an error in my thinking. Love the dark color and the weight. Very durable. Nice to be able to store the water kefir in these. Will be playing with the secondary fermentation soon. Right now just enjoying the Lemon flavored water kefir.

    - lin

    "Great bottles!"

    I am using these for water kefir and they are great. Very tough! They seem very durable and well-made. It was a bit of a learning experience to put them together, but not too hard after the first couple. They are stiff to close at first, but that's because they are so sturdy. Recommend!

    - Rhonda

  • 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

    "Set it and forget it"

    This is my first time trying to make yogurt at home, so my first couple tries were a little rough. I definitely wanted something easy. I didn't want to have to buy a yogurt-maker, and I didn't want to have to monitor temperatures every so often for several hours at a time. These mesophilic cultures seemed to fit the bill. My first batch was with the viili, and it turned out pretty well. One thing I didn't do the very first time was cover the glass jar with a coffee filter (or something similar). I just put the lid on it and put it on the pantry shelf. That one didn't turn out well. But the next one was surprisingly good, especially after it was strained. The texture was a little jelly-like, but I put some maple syrup, dry oats and blueberries with it, and it tasted good. Very mild flavor though. The batch I'm working on now is the Matsoni. The starter batch was so good that I did not want to set any aside for another batch. I wanted to eat all of it. I strained the whey, and what was left was a thick, creamy, tangy Greek-like yogurt. It was unbelievably good. I'm hoping my next batch is as good or better. By the way, I'm using raw, unpasteurized milk, and I did not pasteurize it at any point in the process. The instructions said that before you get started, you should pasteurize your raw milk. I disobeyed. The warmest the milk ever got was room temperature when I'd put it on the pantry shelf, probably 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It made absolutely delicious Matsoni. I look forward to trying the other cultures. Response from CFH: That's great to hear! The reason we say to use pasteurized milk for your activation and future mother batches is so that the awesome raw milk bacteria does not overpower and eventually weaken/harm the yogurt bacteria. We also want you to be sure you do not use strained yogurt as your perpetuation batches (mother batches) - you want all the yogurt bacteria intact to make more yogurt!

    - pdh

    "Love these cultures..."

    I have been looking for yogurt cultures I could culture on my kitchen counter. I finally found Cultures For Health and love, love, love their products. I, admittedly, am not a yogurt fan but know it is a great resource for probiotics. I've only tried the Villi culture so far. It is easy to culture and has a very pleasant, mild, tartness to it. I blended some of my homemade canned peaches, a little water kefir (I cultured from the water kefir grains I purchased from Cultures For Health) and some of my Villi yogurt...it was delicious and sustained me for the entire morning. I'm looking forward to trying the other yogurt cultures.

    - Leslie

    "Love them!"

    I've tried the Filmjolk and Matsoni so far. I love the taste and freshness. I don't think I'll ever go back to commercial yogurts. Filmjolk was thin the first time, as described. The second culture was thicker and was fine. Matsoni took longer to culture, but was thick and very tasty. Also, I've had excellent customer service. I've shared some cultures with my friend and she loved it as well.

    - Donna

    "The only yogurt start that I use."

    The first time I used any of these starters I could not stand them many many years ago. A year or so ago, I got some more and now it is the only yogurt that I make daily. I started with one of the four and after a few batches, I would add another of the four and repeat until I now have all four in the mix. It has been several months now with all four and I make a new batch ever other day or two for use in my new ninja blender for smoothies.

    - Samuel

    "great"

    I used Villa Yogurt ... kept it going for more than a year. I used it to make my morning smoothie every day. Love it. This time, to hurry it up, I put some heat with it but forgot about it. I feared I'd cooked it. But it's fine and I'm back on board! Looking forward to trying the other varieties.

    - Equestrienne

    "great product "

    Shipping cost was outrageous, but the product is great.

    - Michael

  • 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

    "Amazing Scoby kit"

    I ordered my kit and it came very quickly. And although it’s still in process of reactivation of the dehydrated Scoby, I’m still super happy of it all and looking forward to my true intial 1st batch of drinkable Kombucha from it. So far it’s doing well. Yay. This my first attempt at Kombucha and I’m loving the learning experiences. Thank you

    - Katt

    "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

    "Great starter kit!"

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

    - SB

    "Do not be mislead "

    do your research before you buy. it is nearly impossible to make kombucha from a dehydrated SCOBY. Response from CFH: We thank you for your honest opinion of our scoby. We do have a great customer service team who can guide you through the process, as several agents have successfully made kombucha from several dried scobys. We are always happy to help you!

    - wingear

    "Very easy"

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

    - Carly

    "Kombucha "

    Wonderful

    - Nam

  • 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

    "Very Satisfied"

    This was my first attempt at kefir so I ordered the kit. Instructions were clear and the online videos made it even easier to get it right the first time. Thank you.

    - Sunngoddess

    "Well pleased"

    Very straightforward product.

    - ArthurMissouri

    "Happy With It"

    Easy to follow instructions, helpful to have the kit with strainer, thermometer etc. Fun to make!

    - Jean

    "Looove it!! "

    Easy to read instructions, includes everything you need to get started except the Mason jar. I LoOoVe it!!

    - Leigh

    "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

    "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

  • 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

    "Works great!"

    I was a little bit concerned about ordering this. But, it turned out to be simple enough that it worked well for me and had no problem getting the Kefir Grains started. The first batch took almost 2 days, but we keep the heat down in our house so it really wasn't up to the optimum temperature. However, it has worked well and we have made 4 batches so far with excellent results. We found the instructions very easy to follow and very happy with the overall product. We did research the milk we purchased to verify pasteurization and antibiotic free cows and feed. This is a great product and we would, and already have, recommended it to others.

    - John

    "The kefir I recently bought will be given to my brother. So, I cannot give a review right now."

    It should be great! The recent order that I made will be a gift to my brother. Thank you!

    - Eufre

    "I'm very satisfied with the Kefir grains. I"

    They were activated very easily and I am making about 4 cups a day. I do need to learn how to slow them down or use more in my cooking. Response from CFH: Here's an article on how to slow them down! https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/milk-kefir/make-smaller-batches-less-milk-kefir/

    - Pam

    "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

    "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

    "Eew"

    I wasn't prepared for the final result. I've had a lot of kefir in my day. I love the sour taste. I followed the directions to a T. However all I got was rancid tasting kefir. I even tried the double fermentation how to. This was supposed to make it more palatable. It wasn't. I was very disappointed. Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry to hear this. Our efforts to reach you for troubleshooting the last two weeks were unsuccessful. Please contact us in the future and we'd be happy to help you!

    - Jenn

  • New! Kombucha Flavor Kits

    Make fantastically flavorful kombucha with our flavor kits!  Available in four new delicious flavors.
    • Use it for: making up to 20 bottles of flavored kombucha.
    • Each flavor kit comes with different flavoring ingredients

    Starting at: $12.99

    New! Kombucha Flavor Kits

    Finished Kombucha

  • New! Water Kefir Flavor Kits

    Flavor your water kefir and take it to the next level!  Available in three delicious flavors.
    • Use it for: making up to 20 bottles of flavored water kefir.
    • Each flavor kit comes with different flavoring ingredients

    Starting at: $12.99

    New! Water Kefir Flavor Kits

    Finished Water Kefir