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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

Kosher Info
Kosher certificate available upon request

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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TT
07/13/2020
Telse T.
Canada Canada
Buttermilk starter for making quark.

I make quark once a month. Since I had lately so much problem making it using store bought Buttermilk added to regular milk I ordered the Buttermilk starter. I am totally happy with the results. I should say that I make a batch using 16 to 20 liter milk to make it. I prepare the Buttermilk starter first like suggested and the next day I add it to the rest of the milk. Then I leave it in the oven with only the oven light on for about 36 to 48 hours. Then I drain it. Perfect quark. Of course I freeze a large part of it. Thank you.

DD
07/12/2020
Dori D.
United States United States
Buttermilk Starter Culture using raw goat milk:

I have been using the Buttermilk Starter Culture with goat milk for a couple of years now. I use it in baking, cheese making and it is even tasty to drink. Using fresh warm goat milk, I let it culture for 48 hours in an insulated container and it always comes out rich, thick and delicious. This is one culture that I buy year after year!

EH
07/07/2020
Ephraim H.
United States United States
Awesome culture

It was surprisingly easy to make cultured buttermilk with this starter and with your recipes. In these trying times making cheese and assorted dairy products has been a fabulous hobby.

ML
06/26/2020
Matthew L.
United States United States
Great culture for cheese

I played fast and loose with this culture adding it to my own cheese recipe and process (I also used basic meso and thermo cultures). it added a lovely buttery taste. 10/10 would use again

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company Buttermilk Starter Culture Review
WF
06/15/2020
Walter F.
United States United States
A versatile culture.

This is a versatile culture. Added to milk, it makes a very thick buttermilk with good flavor for cooking or drinking. Added to heavy cream, it makes a great cultured butter and you are left with the thinner buttermilk. I have also used it to culture milk in some of the many hard and soft cheese recipes. I like to keep it on hand and recommend it for the same reasons.