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Mesophilic Starter Culture

Mesophilic Starter Culture

easy to use, pre-measured cheese making culture

"I absolutely love this starter culture, it works perfect every time!"
–Irene W, Home Cheese Maker

Regular price $6.95
Regular price $6.95
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This Mesophilic culture is used in making a variety of hard, moderate temperature cheese including Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Stilton, Edam, Gouda, Muenster, Blue, and Colby.

Five individual packets are included, for easy use. Simply add one packet directly to heated milk to begin the cheese making process. This culture is great for beginner and advanced cheese makers alike.



  • Lactose
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris

Store in the freezer for up to 2 years

Each of the five packets will set up to 2 gallons of milk

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company

Kosher Info
Kosher certificate available upon request


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


Add 1 packet to your milk at proper temperature when recipe calls for adding starter culture.

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Mesophilic Starter Culture

Item# C101

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Mary M.
United States United States
Cream cheese to die for in 10 hrs...simple as pie!!!

1/2 gallon of half and half ( must be room temp, I heat it a tiny tiny amount to 72 degrees...Add 1 package of mesophilic starter. Stir up and down, not round and round..I use a lg slotted spoon..cover at room temp for 10-12 hrs. When set up well pour in a colander with good muslin..let drain for 4-5 hrs.. we like cheese salt in it to taste.. taste with a saltine cracker for flavor... Yup to die for. Refrigerate after draining thoroughly...

Sheila H.
United States United States
Mesophilic starter culture

Haven't used this yet but can't wait. I am just getting started with cheese making but I love it.

Canada Canada
Exactly what they describe

Fast delivery thank you

Ruthie H.
United States United States
Awesome cheese!!

The culture came quick in the mail and was super easy to use. I made and continue to make great tasting colby that everyone loves. Thank you New England Folks!

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alan s.
United States United States
stater culture

got exactly what i ordered for making my gouda cheese