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Buttermilk Starter Culture

Buttermilk Starter Culture

it's easy to make cultured buttermilk

"Easy to use, works beautifully, and adds a better flavor to my breads and biscuits than store-bought."
–Julie, Happy Cheese Maker

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This buttermilk culture makes a thick, old-fashioned New England Style, Buttermilk. For each batch, you can use 1-2 quarts of skim or whole milk, depending on your desired thickness.

The amount of character (flavor, texture) can be customized by increasing or decreasing the setting time and/or temperature.



  • Lactose
  • (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
  • (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. biovar diacetylactis
  • (LMC) Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris

Store in the freezer for up to 2 years

Each of the five packets will make 1-2 quarts of buttermilk

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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


  • Heat 1 quart of milk to 72ºF
  • Add 1 packet of buttermilk culture to milk, let rehydrate for 1-3 minutes
  • Stir milk for 1-2 minutes
  • Let set for 12-24 hours
  • Store finished buttermilk in a refrigerator for up to one week

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Coreen B.
United States

This culture makes the best Gorgonzola!

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Buttermilk Starter Culture Review
United States
Always Reliable and so versatile!

I have used this buttermilk starter to make feta, camblu, robiola, butterkase, and several others and it always turns out beautifully. I also use this starter to boost my cultured butter.

Leo S.

The haloumi cheese I make using your Buttermilk Starter Culture and recipe is the best tasting haloumi cheese I have ever had. I make a fresh batch every week and fry it in my air fryer.

Kristy F.
United States
Worked great for my Camembert

I used the buttermilk starter for my Camembert and it worked great. Now, I’m going to need a lot more practice flipping but that certainly isn’t the starters fault Great product, just like everything else that I’ve purchased from the company.

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Adam M.
United States
Buttermilk culture

Worked great! Always get my cultures and supplies from New England.