Chevre Starter Culture
This Chevre culture creates a rich and creamy tasting fresh cheese from goats milk. Make up to five batches of cheese with this culture pack, each batch will be approximately two pounds of cheese. This culture is a favorite among cheese makers because it's easy to use and produces a fantastic cheese.
- (LL) lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
- (LLC) lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
- (LLD) lactococcus lactis subsp. biovar diacetylactis
- Microbial coagulant enzyme
Store in the freezer for up to 2 years
Each of the five packets will make approximately 2 pounds of cheese
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- Heat 1 gallon of milk to 86ºF
- Add 1 packet of chevre culture to milk, let rehydrate for 1-3 minutes
- Stir milk for 1-2 minutes
- Let set for 6-12 hours
- Drain in Butter Muslin for 4-8 hours
- Store finished cheese in a refrigerator for up to one week
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I have used many NEC products in the past few years, and this is the only one that has ever given me trouble. I use fresh, usually pasteurized, goat milk from my own Lamancha goats. There have been times when this makes a wonderful creamy chevre, but last year every time I used it, the cheese turned out granular like ricotta. This year, the milk barely sets. Messing with calcium and temperatures and times didn't much help. The problem appears to be the rennet, and with my milk not setting, I just add 2-3 drops of liquid rennet with the culture and problem solved. A better solution if you are having problems with over- or under-coagulation is to just buy MM100, which has the same delicious cultures, and use your own rennet.
First time cheese maker
Milking our goats for the first time and wanted/needed to make cheese. With absolutely no experience, I researched and saw someone using Chèvre Starter Culture and gave it a shot. Our first batch, and all that followed, came out perfect and without hiccups. I dubbed this nearly fool proof when I mentioned I had used it, on my hobby farm page. Will use again and again and again...!
Had 1 batch work out however took 12 hours to set. Had 1 batch fail badly. No set at all. Both done exactly the same. Not impressed yet with using a starter over renant or vinager like I have in past
The chevre starter culture is easy to use, consistent and produces excellent chevre. I have been buying my supplies for over 5 years now and never have had a problem with the Starter culture or any other product.