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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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Description

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.

Details

Ingredients

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

Storage
Store in the freezer for up to 2 years

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

Brand
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

Allergens

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

Directions

  • 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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06/22/2022
Anonymous
United States

Great for Quark!

I’m just getting started in the cheesemaking world and thought I’d try making Quark. I have access to fresh, raw goats milk, so used C21 Buttermilk culture plus three drops of rennet. It turned out great! It was a good learning experience and I love the flavor.

BB
06/05/2022
Bobbi B.
Canada Canada

Simply the Best!

I just have say that the customer service and the products are hands down the best you can buy. I literally pay shipping from Canada to the states on cultures because you just can’t buy better. They have literally everything you need in a one stop shop. Books, cultures, cheese making tools, great advice. Thanks for doing such a wonderful job!

RJ
05/20/2022
Roberta J.
United States United States

My go-to culture

The buttermilk culture is so versatile! I make Twarog, an authentic Polish farmer cheese used to make pierogi. I use the buttermilk culture in cream to make butter from my cows and goats. My cultured buttermilk is used for biscuits and other baked goods. I use this culture to make sour cream too It! It is tasty as a cold summer drink too! Oh! I forgot to mention I use it to culture cream to make butter extra tasty.

SO
04/29/2022
Steph O.
United States United States

AMAZING

Love this stuff so much! I couldn’t live without it. Every batch turns out so delicious I can eat it plain. Thanks New England Cheese Making, your cultures enrich my life!

A New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Customer
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03/28/2022
AdkGal
United States United States

Love this for Goatmilk!

I am allergic to cow's milk, so I have to make all my own dairy products. I use this for my goat milk to make buttermilk and it works great. And it's easy to make. I highly recommend it!