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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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Jo-Ann J.
United States United States
Turned out great

As a new cheese maker I am so pleased to have a reliable source for cultures. I used the Meso for both my Colby and Farmstead. They behaved beautifully and are now curing.

United States United States
Never Fails

I have never had a problem with this culture even when it is close to its expiration date you still get a great product!

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

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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.