A Closer Look: Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter


“Easy to use starter makes a delicious, creamy yogurt when used with raw milk.” -Diane

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

Product Highlights

Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter

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. No starter to maintain makes this culture a great choice for beginners.

  • Each box contains eight packets of starter culture.
  • Use 1 packet with 1-2 quarts milk
  • For larger batches, use 2 packets with 1-4 gallons milk
  • Instructions for using this culture may be found here.
  • Cultures at 110 degrees F 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.

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

This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Shipping Information and Shelf-life:

Our Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter Culture 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

Allergen Information:

  • Contains dairy.
  • May contain trace amounts of gluten due to barley source’s being used as a fermentation nutrient.
  • Packaged in a facility that also manufactures products made with wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, and fish.

I am very impressed with the thick creamy tangy yogurt this produced. I had been continuing a greek yogurt culture each week but I wasn’t eating it often enough. This is so much better. When I want yogurt I can have it the next day, no serial culturing.   

I started with raw milk but for the first batch I heated the milk as instructed then cooled, added the culture and incubated it overnight.   

Very easy and very tasty!


Product Q&A

Q. Can I use some of the yogurt made with this starter, to start a new batch of yogurt?

A. Direct set cultures such as this one cannot generally re-culture a new batch. They may potentially do one or two batches, but usually nothing beyond that.

Q. Will this work with coconut milk?

A. Yes, it will. You can find instructions for coconut milk yogurt here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/make-coconut-milk-yogurt-recipe Enjoy!

Q. I love the yogurts which have cream on top. I love a rich yogurt. Is it possible to create such a yogurt as this with this product?

A. Absolutely. Just use a whole, unhomogenized milk, and the cream will rise to the top as it cultures.

Learn more about Traditional Flavor Yogurt Starter.


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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