A Closer Look: Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter

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“This is the perfect-tasting culture for my taste buds. I eat yogurt with no sweeteners and I like a mild taste. This is it. Much like European yogurt. I also let it mellow in the machine a bit longer than required, then strain it through a coffee filter for Greek yogurt.” -Q

Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter.

Product Highlights

Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter

Start making yogurt at home. This mild-flavored direct-set yogurt starter is easy to use and produces thick, creamy yogurt. Perfect for beginners and busy people alike. Make yogurt when you like and freeze the remaining packets for later. No starter to maintain.

  • Each box contains four packets of starter culture.
  • Use 1 packet with 1-2 quarts milk
  • For larger batches, use 2 packets with 1-4 gallons milk
  • Cultures at 110ºF using a yogurt maker or other appliance
  • This culture is also suitable for use with raw dairy milk or non-dairy milk, with special care
  • Yogurt is amazingly versatile, and may be used in recipes from smoothies to baked goods.
  • Having trouble making yogurt? Browse our Yogurt Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

Mild Yogurt Starter Instructions and Troubleshooting: 

Ingredients: Lactose, live active cultures (Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus)

This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Shipping Information and Shelf-life:

Our Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt culture in a dairy carrier. The starter is good

  • At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 3 to 4 weeks
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 6 to 12 months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12+ months

Mild Yogurt Starter Allergen Information:

Our Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter is a gluten-free product. It is manufactured in a facility that also produces products made with soy and dairy.


Why I Love This Product  I love yogurt, but not all the time. I know there are people who eat yogurt every day and some who go through a gallon a week or more. Me? I like yogurt on occasion, so a direct-set yogurt culture is perfect! Our Mild Yogurt Starter is delicious, creamy, and super easy to make. I store the packets in the freezer and when the craving hits, heat the milk, cool the milk and let it culture in my Excalibur for 8 hours until set. It’s so delicious, I eat it plain! Bonni, Customer Support Manager


Product Q&A

Q. Can this starter be used with nut or alternative milks?

A. Yes, you can culture an alternative milk using this starter. To get the desired consistency, you may need to add a thickener. See this article for more information about alternative milks http://www.culturesforhealth.com/alternative-milks-for-making-yogurt This article addresses recommended thickeners: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/thickening-flavoring-homemade-yogurt The resulting yogurt would contain a small amount of dairy because the starter is grown in whole milk

Q. Could you make more yogurt from the starters if you used some of the yogurt you made? I’ve seen recipes that make yogurt from milk and a carton of yogurt from the store. I was wondering if I could do the same thing with this, but I understand if it can’t be done with the powder starter. Thanks.

A. With some care, a direct-set starter can be re-cultured two or three times by saving some of the yogurt and adding it to another batch of milk to produce additional yogurt. Eventually, however, a new direct-set starter must be used.


Learn more about the Mild Flavor Yogurt Starter here.


Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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