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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

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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.

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Mesophilic Starter Culture

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Joseph W.
United States United States
Making the good stuff

The starter works very well I've made cheddar, havarti and Munster cheese so far my next project is d Gouda. We love cheese and it's been fun making my own

Alexander T.
United States United States
Works great

Not sure what else to say. It works as intended, making beautiful cheese.

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Richard K.
United States United States
Delicious Cheshire Cheese

First time I used this culture was almost 2 years ago when I attempted my first Cheshire cheese. OMG sooo good. This wonderfully sharp aged cheese was everything I had expected and every cheese since calling for this mesophilic culture. Consistently good and easy to use.

United States United States
Mesophilic Starter Culture

This culture has worked great. I'm new to cheesemaking, so it's been nice to have easy to use products that are simple to understand. I have a cheddar aging right now that I can't wait to cut into in November.

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Kyndall S.
United States United States
Super easy

Just learning to make cheese... Just used this once and had great results. Super excited to see what other cheeses I can make with this!