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MA 4002 Mesophilic and Thermophilic Starter Culture

MA 4002 Mesophilic and Thermophilic Starter Culture

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MA 4002 Mesophilic and Thermphilc starter culture is commonly referred to as a 'Farmstead culture.' This is a great choice for any cheese made with MA 11 because the added thermophilis will aid in ripening the cheese.

This culture is predominantly a blend of standard mesophilic lactic acid cultures similar to MA 11, which develops the primary acidity. This culture also contains S. thermophilis which serves as a ripening culture later in the cheese making process. The mesophilic cultures produce acidity during the first part of the process, after the cheese is salted and aging, the thermophilic cultures begin to work in a ripening capacity to break down the complex proteins into simpler components.



  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
  • Lactococcus lactis subsp. diacetylactis
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

Store in the freezer

25 DCU

Inoculates approximately 250 gallons of milk. Can be divided into 25 gallon batches for farmstead use, or 8-10 gallon batches for home use.

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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


Use approximately 1/2 tsp for 6-12 gallons of milk. This is an estimated guide for usage. Setting temperature, stage of milk and type of cheese will call for specific amounts to reach proper acidification rate.

Reduce culture amount by 25-50% when using raw milk.

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Julie M.
United States United States
Using MA 4002 Starter Culture

I loved using this MA 4002 starter culture to make my farmhouse cheddar. It was so easy to use, I just measured out the culture and sprinkled it onto the warm milk. No second guessing, no stress, no drama.

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Ripley C.
United States United States
Great Cheddar Culture

This culture makes great Cheddar and is a must have for the freezer!

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Worked like a charm

This product was suggested by a blogger who makes home made cheese. I am a first time Goat Milk Cheese maker. I purchased this product, made HALF the recipe and it came out just like the blogger stated it would. I am very pleased with this product. Fast shipping as well. Good free infomration and articles available on website

Alvin W.
United States United States
Georgian imeruli cheese

My son is a Georgian cuisine aficionado due to the presence of authentic Georgian food in Manhattan NY. We have made Khinkhali (Georgian soup dumplings). We recently attempted ajaruli khachapuri (a cheese boat made out of bread with a pool of melted cheese in the middle.) we would only do it if we could get authentic Georgian cheese. We couldn’t but we found a recipe for making the required authentic imeruli cheese so we made our own! (We are newbies) it worked! The MA starter culture provided the appropriate taste & tang as required. Very impressive.

United States United States
Great culture!

Haven’t had a cheese turn out badly yet! Love this culture