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Sweet Yogurt Starter Culture

Yogurt Starter Culture (Sweet)

easy to make, great source of probiotics

"I just made yogurt for the first time, it's AMAZING and so simple!"
–Susan, Happy Cheese Maker

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A sweet and creamy yogurt that is simple to make and wonderful to eat. Works very well with store-bought milk and goats milk.

For a Greek Style yogurt, simply drain your homemade yogurt, in two layers of Butter Muslin, for 1-2 hours.



  • Lactose
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Bifidobacterium lactis

Store in the freezer for up to 2 years

Each of the five packets will set 1 qt - 1 gal

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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 1-4 quarts of milk to 185ºF, then cool to 112ºF. Pour milk into a yogurt maker or large container. Add yogurt culture and mix well. Let the milk incubate for 5-12 hours or until the yogurt has thickened to desired consistency.

For a thicker yogurt, before heating add 3 tablespoons milk powder for each quart of milk.

Note: If you don't have a yogurt maker, simply wrap your covered container in a blanket or towel to keep the milk warm while incubating.

Re-culturing: Instead of adding yogurt culture, add approximately 1 tablespoon of prepared yogurt, per quart of milk.

Re-culture every 7-10 days to keep the yogurt bacteria healthy and active.

After multiple rounds of re-culturing, your yogurt may not fully set the milk. At this point, start the process over with a fresh yogurt culture.

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Yogurt Starter Culture (Sweet)

Item# Y5

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Deborah S.
United States United States
great taste

The culture worked as it should. I made it in a quart canning jar inside my electric pressure cooker using the yogurt setting. After refrigerating, I used a couple spoonfuls to make the next batch in half pint individual servings. The taste reminds me of cream cheese. Very pleasant and not sour at all.

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Cara L.
United States United States
yogurt starter (sweet)

This makes the best yogurt ever.

United States United States
Fun to Try!

I was great to get and use, I just wish the instructions were a bit more clear. Fun to try though!

Ruth M.
United States United States
sweet, easy for goat milk!

Goat milk yogurt made w this culture - Y5 - is consistently sweet & delicious!

Stan H.
United States United States
WOW Easy to use with great results.

When I received an email that New England Cheese Making was giving away yogurt culture I jumped at the chance to claim mine. The reason? My wife eats yogurt about 5 times a week. Just follow the directions on the package and you can't go wrong. The results you get are well worth the time and trouble. MUCH better than store bought. I usually ad 2 tablespoons of powdered milk to get a more firm set to the yogurt. For topping I use either blueberries (my wife's favorite), or pineapple. I heat either one in a pan, add about a Tbsp of sugar, then heat to reduce the amount of water. When it gets to the consistency I want I then dissolve 1 Tbsp of corn starch in 1 Tbsp of COLD water. This is then added to the fruit mixture and simmered until it gets to the right thickness. I wait until it cools to add it to the top of the chilled yogurt. My wife loves it. Stan

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