This Traditional Greek yogurt starter contains live active bacteria. One packet of Greek yogurt starter culture can be used to make unlimited amounts of homemade yogurt as it can be serial cultured: a small amount of yogurt from the current batch is reserved to inoculate the next batch of homemade yogurt. With care, our yogurt culture can be used to make Greek yogurt indefinitely. No more having to continually buy starter culture to make Greek yogurt! Save money by making your own Greek yogurt at home for a fraction of the cost of buying Greek-style yogurt in the store.
Our Traditional Greek yogurt starter makes a slightly tangy, rich and decadent homemade yogurt. It is particularly wonderful when made with a mixture of cream and milk (we recommend one part whipping cream and three parts whole milk). This yogurt can also be made with just whole milk or even low-fat milk for a less thick yogurt. Greek yogurt can also be partially strained to increase the thickness or can be strained further to produce a creamy Mascarpone cheese.
How to Make Greek Yogurt:
Our Greek yogurt culture is a thermophilic yogurt culture and cultures with the aid of a yogurt maker or similar heat source. This Greek yogurt culture can be serial cultured: a small amount of homemade yogurt from the current batch is reserved to inoculate the next batch of homemade yogurt. With care, our Greek yogurt culture can be used to make Greek yogurt indefinitely.
Our Greek starter culture 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 Greek Yogurt can be found here and will be shipped with your order. Our instruction sheet also includes instructions for customers wishing to make yogurt with raw milk.
Watch the video below to learn how to make Greek yogurt.
Using alternative milks:
Greek 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. Greek 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 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 which you use as the starter culture to make unlimited amounts of yogurt. We recommend that you reserve half of the yogurt starter in a safe place to use as a back-up.
Detailed culturing instructions will be included with your order