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Yogurt Type I Starter Culture

Yogurt Type I Starter Culture

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Biena (Abiasa) Yogurt Type 1 Culture can be used in the production of classic yogurt, Greek yogurt, fermented milks and frozen yogurt. 

Add approximately 1/16 tsp of yogurt culture to 1 quart of milk. You may need to adjust this amount of culture based on your milk and desired flavor.



  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus

Store in the freezer

Approximately 250 gallons



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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


  • Heat milk to 185F and hold for about 15-20 minutes
  • Cool milk to 110-112F
  • Sprinkle culture on top of milk and stir in thoroughly
  • Cover and let set at 110-112F for approximately 8-12 hours or until desired consistency is reached

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Erika G.
United States United States
Yummy yogurt

Excellent experience with easy to use yogurt culture. Yogurt came out perfect. Will use this again for sure.

United States United States
Great culture

This culture makes fine yogurt, but be aware that it is quite tart. If this isn't what you like, try either the sweet or creamy cultures. Also, you have to measure it (that is, it doesn't come in pre-measured packets).

Beth M. Sheffield
United States United States
Best starter of all

I've tried all the yogurt starters sold by New England Cheese Making Supply and this is the best so far. I had been using the creamy starter and inoculating each new batch with some of the last batch. The flavor eventually was too sharp so I decided to give this culture a try. I haven't tried inoculating with a starter from the last batch since it takes so little of the package for a half gallon of milk. I make it in the instant pot and have to let it culture for 12 hours. The creamy would culture in less time (6 to 8 hours). Nevertheless, this has better taste and comes out smooth each time. I drain the yogurt to make Greek style. I'll update after I try culturing with the last batch.

Nice culture

This set up more quickly than others I have used, drained well and makes for a nice thick Greek style yogurt.

Luanne C.
United States United States
Yogurt Type 1 Starter

I had used this starter for years. I got tired of yogurt and and quit making it for years. When I got an instant pot I started again but used store bought yogurt for the starter. The yogurt was good but really lumpy and I had to whip it to get a good consistency. Then I remembered the starters I used before. I bought a bunch of these. The yogurt comes out smooth and I like the taste much better. The bonus is I keep them in the freezer. I never have to run to the store to buy yogurt to make yogurt. I highly recommend this starter. Great yogurt every time.