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Mesophilic Starter Culture

Mesophilic Starter Culture

easy to use, pre-measured cheese making culture

"I absolutely love this starter culture, it works perfect every time!"
–Irene W, Home Cheese Maker

Regular price $6.95
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This Mesophilic culture is used in making a variety of hard, moderate temperature cheese including Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Stilton, Edam, Gouda, Muenster, Blue, and Colby.

Five individual packets are included, for easy use. Simply add one packet directly to heated milk to begin the cheese making process. This culture is great for beginner and advanced cheese makers alike.



  • Lactose
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris

Store in the freezer for up to 2 years

Each of the five packets will set up to 2 gallons of milk

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

Kosher Info
Kosher certificate available upon request


Yes No Allergens Description Of Components
X Peanuts
X Tree Nuts
X Sesame
X Milk
X Eggs
X Fish
X Crustaceans
X Shellfish
X Soy
X Wheat
X Triticale
X Mustard
X Sulfites


Add 1 packet to your milk at proper temperature when recipe calls for adding starter culture.

Cheese Making Bundle

Mesophilic Starter Culture

Item# C101

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Ingrid H.
United States United States
Rennet and Mesophilic

I’ve been using your products for several years now and love the consistency and reliability of them. Thank you.

A New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Customer
Vanessa L.
United States United States
First timer

My son wanted to make cheese and so after watching many YouTube videos on the process we decided to use this culture to make chèvre. It was a wonderful experience and a tasty cheese! We will definitely being doing it again.

Heather .
United States United States
A staple in my house

I always have this culture on hand. It’s so versatile and produces a flavorful cheese. Because it comes in packs of 5, I share it with my cheese maker friends. Thank you for this quality culture.

United States United States
Worked very well for goat cheese!

Used this culture for making goat cheese based on advice from a video I watched on youtube. Together with the rennet, it worked really well. I do not know how the outcome would have been different if I used the culture recommended on this site, but I am unlikely to be tempted to find out. The cheese turned out amazingly tasty!

Sarah A.
United States United States
Mesophilic starter

Works well every time!