Hard Cheese Sample Pack
This hard cheese sample pack includes our most popular, basic hard cheese starter cultures for making cheese at home. Each of the comes as a five pack.
Because these cultures can be used for many different cheeses, they do not come with individual cheese recipes. Free recipes can be found on our Recipes Page, and they can be sorted by ingredients so you will know which cheeses you can make with the cultures below.
Store in the freezer for up to 2 years
- Up to 20 gallons for each culture packet
Kosher certificate available upon request
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Made some nice cheddars with the mesophilic culture. Used the buttermilk culture for buttermilk, but once I saw how thick it was I let the second batch ferment a little longer and made some nice yogurt. I have yet to try the thermophilic culture, but I see parmesan in my future.
Really good selection for Newbie
As a newbie cheesemaker, I didn't quite know where I wanted to start. Well, I knew mozz cuz' where else would I start? :) This 3 pack will let me deviate in new directions without worrying about ordering something else for a while. (Actually, I would have gotten the soft 3 pack as well, but they were out of stock the day I ordered.)
Highly Recommend This Sample Pack
This is the product I buy most often from NECS. I love that it provides me with a range of choices for my cheesemaking. Recently, I've started moving towards more specific strains, such as Flora Danica and Thermo B, but I still keep this set on hand for use in my everyday, farmhouse style cheeses. Great value, and a must-have for every beginning cheesemaker!
Quick math shows that this sampler is a good value. I've only used the buttermilk so far and had great results. I didn't think I liked buttermilk, but I wanted to make cultured butter. The buttermilk itself was a great surprise! The butter turned out very well and the remaining buttermilk was fantastic in biscuits.
Nice sampler and a good value for the cultures.