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Looking to get started making probiotic-rich yogurt at home? You can learn how to make homemade yogurt from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.
Different yogurt starters culture under different conditions. Mesophilic yogurt starters culture at 70-77° F. Thermophilic yogurt starters culture at 110° F. Heirloom yogurt starters are re-usable starters and can be used to culture batches of yogurt indefinitely with the proper care. Direct-set yogurt starters are single use starter cultures and can be used to culture one batch of yogurt.
When you make yogurt at home, you get to choose which ingredients go into the final product. We have a wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes to help you along the way. Browse our expert advice below and remember... you can do this!
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