This Bulgarian starter culture makes a rich and creamy homemade yogurt. The Bulgarian variety of yogurt is perhaps the most popular variety of yogurt in the world. It is easy to make and the culture perpetuates from one batch to the next making it an economical variety to use for homemade yogurt. It is best made with whole milk and will be even more decadent if made with one part cream to three parts whole milk. Low-fat milk can be used but will result in a thinner consistency. If you are looking to replicate the taste of commercial yogurt at home, this is an excellent yogurt starter
Our Bulgarian yogurt starter culture contains live active bacteria. No need to continually buy yogurt starter! One packet of yogurt culture can be used to make unlimited amounts of homemade yogurt as it can be serial cultured by reserving a small amount of yogurt from the current batch to inoculate the next batch of homemade yogurt. With care, this yogurt culture can be used to make homemade yogurt indefinitely. In addition, making yogurt at home is an economical option as making yogurt at home generally saves about 50% over buying yogurt at the grocery store.
How to Make Bulgarian Yogurt:
Our Bulgarian starter culture is a thermophilic yogurt culture and cultures with the aid of a yogurt maker or similar heat source. Our Bulgarian starter culture can be serial cultured by reserving a small amount of yogurt from the current batch to inoculate the next batch of homemade yogurt. With care, our Bulgarian culture can be used to make homemade yogurt indefinitely.
This yogurt starter can be used with goat milk although due to the lower fat content of goat milk, the resulting yogurt may be significantly less thick than yogurt made with whole cow milk.
Full instructions for making yogurt using our Bulgarian starter culture can be found here and will be shipped with your order. Our instruction sheet also includes special instructions for customers wishing to make yogurt with raw milk.
Watch the video below to learn how to make Bulgarian Yogurt .
Using alternative milks:
Bulgarian Yogurt starter may be used with alternative milks (soy, coconut, etc.) but is unlikely to reculture beyond the first few generations. Therefore we strongly recommend keeping a backup dairy-based culture on hand for making yogurt with alternative milks. Bulgarian yogurt starter can be used with goat milk although due to the nature of goat milk, the resulting yogurt may be significantly less thick than yogurt made with whole cow milk. We do not recommend using UHT (aka ultra-pasteurized) milk when working with any starter culture.
Organic milk, live active bacteria (L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus).
Produced or packaged in a facility that also manufactures products made with wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, and fish.
Due to recent changes in manufacturing processes, the weight of the item that appears in the photo will differ from the actual weight of the item received.
Our Bulgarian starter culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt culture in a dairy carrier. Please keep it in a cool dry place until you are ready to make your first batch of homemade yogurt. We ship enough yogurt culture to make two batches of yogurt starter. We recommend that you reserve the second packet of yogurt starter in the refrigerator or freezer to use as a back-up.
Detailed culturing instructions will be included with your order.