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Yogurt

Real Yogurt You Make at Home

Real savings
Yogurt costs less than 20 cents per serving to make at home, plus you know what's in it.
More live probiotics
Homemade yogurt probiotic cultures are truly live, active, and thriving - not sitting on a store shelf.
Culture on your schedule
Make yogurt weekly with our heirloom cultures or whenever you want with our direct-set starters.
A world of choice
Tart or mild, milk or dairy-free, Greek or Bulgarian: explore the world in our 11 cultures.
Starter Cultures & Kits
  • 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

  • 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

    "Delicious and so easy!"

    Thank you so much for the step-by-step instructions! Now I can make coconut milk yogurt at home, know exactly what goes in my yogurt, and save money!

    - Colleen

    "great product"

    I have a terrible time working with live cultures like yeast. Since this was my first attempt at making yogurt I did not have high hopes, but it worked out! I made cashew yogurt from homemade cashew milk.

    - none

    "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

    "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    "LOVE LOVE LOVE this product"

    Nice and creamy with a bit of a tang.I am now up to 2 weeks worth of yogurt. Next I am going to make the vegan yogurt and home made mozzarella. Easy to make. I had so much fun doing it.

    - Susan

    "Creamy and sweet!"

    After following your directions my yogurt was a complete success the very first batch! It set up beautifully and was very mild and sweet. We like it for dessert topping for fresh fruits. Thanks for another wonderful product and for such speedy delivery!

    - Sunny

    "Works even with A2 ultra pasteurized milk"

    Food allergies require I only consume A2 (vs A1) milk and there is currently no such thing as yogurt based on A2 milk. Likely because the A2 milk one can purchase in the US comes in ultra pasteurized form (no doubt to extend shelf life since it's not yet caught on in US). All yogurt recipes warn against using UP milk, even the instructions that come with this starter. Figuring what-the-heck, I spent big bucks on the fancy Cuisinart CYM-100 yogurt maker and went for it. Followed the Cultures For Health recipe exactly. It turned out perfectly. Wow. Definitely the best yogurt I've ever eaten in my life. Great flavor, great consistency. So for any of you that need to use UP milk, this starter works!!!! Response from CFH: We are SO thrilled to hear this! Using UP milk is so unreliable in general, so we are happy you have success. We do recommend customers use regularly pasteurized milk, because of the unreliability - we cannot guarantee it will work. But keep on culturing, Kimra! YAY!

    - ChicoKim

    "Starter Failed"

    I originally purchased this from Culture for Health at $9.99 for 8 packets in 2014 and although I understand inflation...the same named product is being sold at 8.99 for 2 packets. Very steep price for a small amount of product. I had 6 packets left over form my purchase in 2014 and each packet produced delicious yogurt while the newer product both failed. The content of the starter was also strange, brown and clumped together whereas the older started I had in my freezer were beige in color. Response from CFH: Despite multiple attempts to connect with you, we have not been able to reach you to assist further. It sounds the culture you received was possibly defective and we're always happy to troubleshoot and replace if needed. We are sorry for the price jump, but it was necessary given the increase the manufacturer also extended to its vendors due to ingredient and production costs. We do hope you understand.

    - Janette

    "Easy to use, great tasting"

    These direct set cultures are easy to use with consistent results. It's way more cost effective than buying yogurt from the stores. I am going to try the Mild tasting culture next time. It's unfortunate that they don't offer free shipping to Alaska though.

    - Cat Goodwin

    "Great Yogurt After Heat Induced Culture Failure..."

    I ordered this on Amazon where quite a few reviewers had similar experiences with a sticky brown, dead, culture in the envelopes. They quickly replaced the failed culture and I was delighted with the yogurt that resulted; initially finishing to a custard-y texture before the finishing-stir through, it thickened significantly in the fridge over the next 24 hours (and it was a decent thickness to start with). The tartness was spot on. So, while I question them shipping the product during hot weather (a lot of California wineries will not ship during summer for the same reason) if it's not too hot where you are, right now, I would otherwise highly recommend this yogurt culture.

    - Gryphonisle

  • 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

  • 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

    "great starter"

    A really good, lively culture. Cultured for 8 hours. May be important for some to know the texture of this yogurt. It's super creamy and stringy. The best way I can describe is when pulling yogurt out of the container, there is no clean break. The string follows the spoon I'm using which can make for a bit of a mess. Overall happy with the product. Response from CFH: Hi! There may be an issue with the process, as that should not really happen - it's not a problem, but certainly not quite what we expect. Please feel free to reach out to us if you'd like to troubleshoot!

    - Kristi

    "excellent taste easy to use great service"

    love how easy it is to order receive and use. thank you for great service and an excellent product...

    - nananono

    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

  • 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

    "Tastes great and easy to make!!"

    I followed the directions and it sets up thick and smooth with a great tangy flavor. Absolutely love it. Thank you for a great product. Plus, it was delivered in just a couple of days! Very highly recommend this business!

    - Sunny

    "Great taste, easy to use"

    I very much liked this product. I liked the ease of using this starter. The taste is delish. My only reason for not giving product 5 stars is that I ordered it Jan. 8th and it expires in April of 2018. Very short shelf life. Especially since it's stored in freezer.

    - Kim

    "At first very disappointed in this product. I ended up with milk that was not even as thick as kefir. "

    At first I was very disappointed in this over rated product. It failed to perform! But on the 2nd try it worked well!

    - Debbie

    "Delicious! "

    Simple to make, tasty, creamy, love it!

    - Angel

    "very satisfied"

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

    - rachel

    "great value "

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

    - Theresa

Yogurt Makers
  • 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

  • Greek Yogurt Maker (Strainer)

    This unique strainer kit which is BPA Free transforms up to 2 quarts of ordinary homemade yogurt or store bought yogurt into thick, creamy Greek yogurt in a matter of hours – all inside your refrigerator.
    • Use it for: straining whey from yogurt, kefir, and cheese.
    $25.00

    Greek Yogurt Maker (Strainer)

    Reviews

    "Great"

    Holds a lot of yogurt and works well

    - Julia

    "Tick Tock"

    All I can say is, "Why did I wait so long to buy this yogurt strainer!?" I finally decided to buy it when CFH had a nice discount on it. This is an excellent product and my family loves the thicker yogurt! This is also an excellent way to separate out the whey to be used when culturing vegetables! Don't delay - it's worth it!!

    - Sarah

    "Works well holds up fair"

    Worked perfectly for straining yogurt and is very convenient. Although second or third time I washed it the lid became distorted from the hot water and no longer fits. I didn't wash it in a dishwasher as some people are probably suspecting, I washed it in a dishpan with hot soapy water and air dried. Sooooo, works great but doesn't hold up great. Note from CFH: In reaching out to the manufacturer, the lids should be washed in lukewarm soapy water. Thank you for working with us behind-the-review-scenes to help you out!

    - Nl

    "works well, must use gently"

    Tried it out, works great, but I recognize the straining filter mesh is very fine and will take some gentle handling through emptying and cleaning.

    - Hunterland

    "Awesome product "

    Was using cotton bags before-would not go back! This product makes Greek yoghurt simply with minimal mess. Love it!

    - Johnny

    "answer to kids bringing yogurt to school for lunch"

    I've been eyeing this for some time and finally bought it when I was ready to buy several items here. I've been making homemade yogurt for years, but because it doesn't stay as cold in a lunch pack and therefore seems quite thin in their lunch, my kids have poo-pooed yogurt for lunch. Problem solved. They LOVE this. My only challenge is to not waste the whey but I'm using it for soaking grains as much as possible for now.

    - Chrisphil365

Equipment & Accessories
  • Top Tier for Yogurt Maker

    Double the capacity of your yogurt maker by adding a top tier.
    • Use it for: doubling the capacity of either of our Euro Cuisines
    $7.99

    Top Tier for Yogurt Maker

    Reviews

    "Woke fine for me"

    Surprised to see a few folks that didn't have success with the second tier. I do usually throw a towel over the "incubator" just cuz it's winter and that's what we do to keep ourselves warm. I suspect that this is probably pretty key to keeping the temp a little better equilibrated for the upper deck. Otherwise for $8 it's a no brainer

    - Rich

    "top jars did not 'jel' when lower level had hours earlier"

    This was my first batch, but the bottom layer was done setting many hours before the top layer...they even 'scorched ' a little. Will do another set to see if it happens again. Response from CFH: Feel free to reach out to our Customer Support Team and we'd be happy to troubleshoot!

    - Wayne

    "Didn't work as expected"

    the yogurt I placed on the top tier didn't stay warm enough to set. I removed the top jars and placed them inside the yogurt maker and they set up after an additional 4 hours. I was disappointed because the idea of the top shelf is great! Response from CFH: Be certain to test the temperature in your yogurt maker. It may be helpful to cover the unit with a towel or something similar depending on the temperature in your yogurt maker. We ask that you contact Customer Support with any questions or concerns regarding your products.

    - ms

    "It's worthless"

    The top tier is worthless. The temperature is only 85 degrees so it doesn't make yogurt. Note from CFH~ Please contact customer support for troubleshooting advice usually a simple adjustment can be made for better results.

    - Tammy

    "This product works perfectly with my EuroCuisine Y100."

    Exactly as advertised! 5 stars

    - marcia

  • Set of Extra Jars for Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker

    Set of 8 Extra Jars for the Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker.
    • Use it for: extra jars to fit either of our Euro Cuisines
    $19.99

    Set of Extra Jars for Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker

    Reviews

    "great!"

    Great to have more avalable yogurt!

    - Jennifer

    "dissapointed with the plain lids no date wheel"

    Overall ok, jars are the same, but the lids are plain with no date wheel. I was disappointed with this aspect. I would gladly pay more for the option of date wheel lids.

    - Wayne

    "Good value "

    Great little jars. Don't seal tight very well. No day indicator on top of lid.

    - Teri

    "Strong/quality!"

    I have not used these jars yet. I like the way they look and feel. Looking forward to making my first batch of coconut yogurt.

    - Strong/quality!

    "Makes it easier to keep up with the need for fresh yogurt"

    Very happy to have an entire extra set of jars so I can make the next batch of yogurt before the last of the previous batch has been consumed. My work schedule doesn't make it easy to make the yogurt on a tight schedule. My only issue is that the lids do not have the date option on them.

    - Donna

  • Cotton Bag for Making Cheese

    Just pour cheese curds, yogurt, or anything else you want to strain into this bag and hang it from a cupboard to drain. 12" x 12".
    • Use it for: straining whey from yogurt, kefir, and cheese.
    $5.99

    Cotton Bag for Making Cheese

    Reviews

    "Sturdy and well made. "

    Sturdy and well made. I've only had it for a short time, but so far I'm pleased with it. It works nicely for draining our kefir cheese. It can be a little hard to get some of the dry bits out of the inside of the bag, but turning it inside out helps.

    - Me

    "great idea and great price"

    love it! worked great

    - Nanny

    "Good solid product"

    So far this bag has held up well to regular use, it's solidly made and I think it will hold up well for years to come.

    - Larane

    "Excellent for making whey"

    Excellent for making whey from Kefir

    - Dennis

    "A must have need to make cheese"

    Not good by itself. Must use in combination with the Butter Muslin for perfection. Very Strong and good filtration. No sign of weakness yet.

    - SY

    "Necessary to filter kefir whey from curd..."

    Excellent use, perfect fit for the bag i bought from this web, and good thing I bought it. I didn't know this was necessary.

    - SY

  • Greek Yogurt Maker (Strainer)

    This unique strainer kit which is BPA Free transforms up to 2 quarts of ordinary homemade yogurt or store bought yogurt into thick, creamy Greek yogurt in a matter of hours – all inside your refrigerator.
    • Use it for: straining whey from yogurt, kefir, and cheese.
    $25.00

    Greek Yogurt Maker (Strainer)

    Reviews

    "Great"

    Holds a lot of yogurt and works well

    - Julia

    "Tick Tock"

    All I can say is, "Why did I wait so long to buy this yogurt strainer!?" I finally decided to buy it when CFH had a nice discount on it. This is an excellent product and my family loves the thicker yogurt! This is also an excellent way to separate out the whey to be used when culturing vegetables! Don't delay - it's worth it!!

    - Sarah

    "Works well holds up fair"

    Worked perfectly for straining yogurt and is very convenient. Although second or third time I washed it the lid became distorted from the hot water and no longer fits. I didn't wash it in a dishwasher as some people are probably suspecting, I washed it in a dishpan with hot soapy water and air dried. Sooooo, works great but doesn't hold up great. Note from CFH: In reaching out to the manufacturer, the lids should be washed in lukewarm soapy water. Thank you for working with us behind-the-review-scenes to help you out!

    - Nl

    "works well, must use gently"

    Tried it out, works great, but I recognize the straining filter mesh is very fine and will take some gentle handling through emptying and cleaning.

    - Hunterland

    "Awesome product "

    Was using cotton bags before-would not go back! This product makes Greek yoghurt simply with minimal mess. Love it!

    - Johnny

    "answer to kids bringing yogurt to school for lunch"

    I've been eyeing this for some time and finally bought it when I was ready to buy several items here. I've been making homemade yogurt for years, but because it doesn't stay as cold in a lunch pack and therefore seems quite thin in their lunch, my kids have poo-pooed yogurt for lunch. Problem solved. They LOVE this. My only challenge is to not waste the whey but I'm using it for soaking grains as much as possible for now.

    - Chrisphil365

Ingredients
  • Pomona's Pectin

    Useful for thickening non-dairy yogurt.
    • Use it for: thickening homemade vegan yogurt
    $5.49

    Pomona's Pectin

    Reviews

    "AWESOME"

    This is fantastic stuff!! I have never made yogurt before and now, thanks to Cultures for Health I am making my own vegan yogurt every week!! Just add a little honey and vanilla when it is done and it turns out beautiful every time!!!!

    - Tim

    "Vegan Yogurt"

    Initially I only bought the culture to make began yogurt but when it didn't thicken I emailed Culture for Health and was told I also needed this Pomona Universal Pectin. Well I attempted again and it worked out perfectly. What a treat to be able to make my own vegan yogurt. Thank goodness for Cultures for Health and their terrific staff that are always there when your need assistance.

    - Libby

    "works well for thickening yogurt"

    I use this to thicken my Bulgarian culture raw goat milk yogurt. Their is an added step in the process, but it turns out consistenly well.

    - Gretchen

    "Works great!"

    I used this to make my first homemade batch of preserves. This product was recommended in Nourishing Traditions, so I bought it. My preserves came out great and my family loves it. Just bought more recently.

    - Lidy

    "Good product"

    I used this product twice to make almond yogurt following the recipe from the website of cultures for health. The first time I halved everything since I was using only 2 cups of almond milk. It worked great. The second time I used the same proportions on the website but the yogurt came out way too thick. could not use it. I will have to play with the amount of pectin next time to get a creamy consistency.

    - Tina

    "Needs better instructions."

    This product was not created for yogurt, and the instructions are not easy to follow. When you do follow them, the results are less than satisfactory. I ended up with solid yogurt. Certainly not appetizing! Response from CFH: Thickening yogurt is one use suggested by the manufacturer. The calcium content of your milk will affect the set of yogurt thickened with Pomona's Pectin. Please contact our helpful support team at [email protected] for assistance.

    - happy Vegan

  • Beef Gelatin Powder

    A natural thickening agent for yogurt and good source of protein!
    • Use it for: thickening homemade yogurt naturally
    $13.99

    Beef Gelatin Powder

    Reviews

    "Good stuff!!"

    I actually purchased this elsewhere, but this gelatin works great for thickening yogurt if you don't want to strain it. It has no discernible taste and dissolves well in warm liquid, you just need to stir/whisk thoroughly. 1 Tbsp per quart of yogurt seems to work well for me.

    - JB

Books
  • Cultured Food Life: The Trilogy DVD

    Join host Donna Schwenk in her kitchen where she will teach you to make kefir, kombucha and cultured vegetables in your own kitchen.
    $19.99

    Cultured Food Life: The Trilogy DVD

    Reviews

    "Great video"

    I am new to the fermentation / cultures works so this video was very informative and really has me looking forward to a life of brewing and healthy living.

    - Dale

    "Great information"

    Excellent video, every informative.

    - Gerald

    "Lifesaver --- great backup plan"

    i was so worried about making fermented anything believing i would mess it up. in instances like that, i would typically not do anything while waiting for that one thing that would assure me i had the right instruction. this dvd is terrific --- basic, clear and reassuing at the same time. i can read directions but not always certain i am following them correctly. i'm much more a visual learner and this dvd fit my learning style to a T. plus there is the addd benefit of being able to return view it again if i have additional questions. i've watched all segments 2 times already. thanks!

    - Mary

    "Worth the time, Worth the money Super DVD"

    Not much more to say!

    - RFRIEND

    "Great video"

    This is a great video that gives the viewer the confidence and desire to begin culturing foods! I showed to a small group and we all wanted to start with a project of kombucha, cultured veggies or kefir!

    - Debbie

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