Our Buttermilk starter creates a traditional cultured buttermilk which is rich in nutritional value including enzymes, potassium, vitamin B12, riboflavin and calcium. It contains live active bacteria and cultures at room temperature (70-78°F degrees). As a mesophilic culture, you do not use heat at all so there is no yogurt maker required!
Our Buttermilk culture can be used to make unlimited amounts of homemade cultured buttermilk as it can be cultured over and over again. Just reserve some from your current batch to inoculate the next batch. With care, this culture can be used to make buttermilk indefinitely - no need to buy another starter.
It is so easy to make - just mix with fresh milk and allow to culture on your counter! If you are using raw milk, additional steps are needed, which are included in our instructions. Goat milk will result in a thinner yogurt, and alternative milks are not recommended.
Homemade buttermilk can be used for baking or drinking alone.
Buttermilk culture contains the following lactic acid bacteria: Streptococcus Lactis.
All of our yogurt starters are cultured in organic milk.
Our starters are sent fresh in the US or as a dried culture if shipped internationally. If you are in the US and prefer a dried culture (which is recommended in the warmer months if you are in a hot climate, or if you do not think you will be able to culture right away upon receiving it), please specify.