Cream Cheese Starter Culture
Cream cheese is a soft, mild-tasting cheese. Traditionally spread on bagels, used as a dip for fruit and vegetables, or as a key ingredient in recipes, cream cheese is easy to make and a perfect option for beginning and experienced cheesemakers alike.
Crème Fraiche Starter Culture
Make rich and delicious crème fraîche with this easy-to-use, direct-set starter culture. True crème fraîche is milder in flavor and contains more fat than sour cream, which gives it a thicker, richer texture.
Milk Kefir Starter Culture
Make kefir at home with this powdered starter culture. With no grains to maintain, this culture is easy to use to make homemade kefir at a much lower cost than buying kefir at the store, and it's delicious! Drink plain, add flavoring, or use kefir in many different recipes.
Tempeh Starter Culture - 4 Packets
Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made by fermenting soybeans with a starter culture. Traditional tempeh is a soybean cake that has a rich smoky flavor and aroma, and a firm nutty texture.
Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture - 4 Pk
Our Traditional Yogurt Starter is a pleasantly tangy direct-set yogurt starter that is easy to use. Make yogurt when you need to and freeze the remaining packets for later. With no starter to maintain this culture a great choice for beginners.
Sour Cream Starter Culture - 4 Pk
Make delicious, fresh-tasting sour cream at home with this direct-set starter culture. No starter to maintain. Use sour cream in a variety of recipes.
Feta Cheese Starter
Specially-formulated freeze-dried culture blend for creating Feta cheese at home! Feta makes a great addition to salads or entrees!
Fresh Cheese Starter Culture
An aromatic, mesophilic culture used in producing Cottage Cheese, Neufchatel, Chevre, and other soft cheeses. Also used as the culture in flavorful aged cheese varieties such as Blue Cheese and Baby Swiss.
Vegan Yogurt Starter - 4 Pk
Our Vegan Yogurt Starter consists of a blend of lactic acid bacteria specifically selected for use in making dairy-free yogurt. This direct-set vegan culture has a mild yogurt flavour with a smooth texture and slightly weak viscosity.
Our heirloom-variety buttermilk starter creates a traditional cultured buttermilk that is rich in nutrients. Homemade buttermilk can be used for baking, drinking or can be added to cream for making cultured butter and is delicious in a variety of recipes.
Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter
One of our favorite sourdough starter cultures, Desem Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter is a Flemish-style starter made with organic whole wheat flour. It makes delicious whole grain bread.
San Francisco Sourdough Starter
If you crave sourdough bread from San Francisco, this is the sourdough starter culture for you. Our San Francisco Sourdough Starter Culture contains Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis bacteria and wild yeast Candida humilis, giving this sourdough starter that famous San Francisco taste.
Greek Yogurt Starter
Deliciously rich and tangy, this heirloom, thermophilic starter can be re-cultured indefinitely. Drain whey from the finished product to make thick Greek yogurt or enjoy as-is.
Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter
Gluten-free sourdough bread and other wonderful baked goods are within reach! Use our Gluten-free Sourdough Starter today and enjoy gluten-free bread, rolls, muffins, and more!
Rye Sourdough Starter
Our New Zealand Rye Sourdough Starter is our fastest sourdough starter culture; it proofs in under 3 hours to produce amazingly delicious rye and rye/wheat baked goods, like Rye Sourdough Pseudo English Muffins, Rye Sourdough Crepes, and more!
Kombucha Starter Culture
Brew delicious, organic kombucha at home and save money! Commercial kombucha sells for $3+ per bottle. Using our kombucha starter culture you can brew your own kombucha for $2 per gallon. When combined with sweetened tea and fermented, the resulting kombucha beverage has a tart zing that can be flavored in a variety of ways!
Water Kefir Grains
Water kefir grains create a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage from sugar water, fruit juice, or coconut water. Incredibly easy to use, the starter culture can create a new batch of water kefir every 24-48 hours. Water kefir makes a fantastic non-dairy alternative to milk kefir and can be flavored to make a range of delicious beverages, or as an ingredient in many recipes.
Milk Kefir Grains
Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Adding the kefir grains to fresh milk yields a delicious probiotic drink in about 24 hours. Milk kefir can be enjoyed plain, flavored, or used in many recipes, like salad dressing, bread, and ice cream.
Cutting Edge Starter Vegetable Culture
Cutting Edge Starter Culture for Fresh Vegetables is uniquely designed to create probiotic and nutrient rich superfoods, including homemade sauerkraut, kimchee, cultured beets, and more, all in the comfort of your kitchen!
Kombucha Starter Kit
Brew delicious, organic kombucha at home and save money! Commercial kombucha sells for $3+ per bottle. Using our kombucha starter kit you can brew your own kombucha for $2 per gallon. When combined with sweetened tea and fermented, the resulting kombucha beverage has a tart zing that can be flavored in a variety of ways!
Fermented Vegetable Master: Half-Gallon
Make fermenting vegetables easier! This half-gallon-size glass jar includes an airlock setup which facilitates gas escaping your fermented vegetables while keeping air out. This allows you to make pickles, sauerkraut, and other fermented vegetables, fruits, condiments, and more while greatly reducing and often eliminating the threat of mold.
Water Kefir Starter Kit
Make homemade water kefir with our Water Kefir Starter Kit. This kit includes 5 hand-picked ingredients & supplies - it's perfect for beginners!