First things first — in order to make Bulgarian yogurt you need to have Bulgarian yogurt. But how is it even possible to do that? Don't worry, you don't need to make a trip to Bulgaria in order to get some yogurt, although you are very welcome to do so if you wish. All you need is to lay your hands on some unique Bulgarian yogurt starter with genuine lactobacillus bulgaricus in it. Luckily for you, this is exactly the product we have!
Many people ask if it is true that the famous Lactobacillus Bulgaricus bacterium is found only in Bulgaria. The correct answer is no - you can grow the bacteria in different parts of the world (in fact many people do).
What is unique about the Bulgarian strain is that only in Bulgaria it preserves its qualities in further generations of the same strain, i.e. if you use your previous yogurt to start your new batch. If this is how you make your yogurt outside Bulgaria, you will notice that after a batch or two, the yogurt loses its unique taste, physical appearance and qualities. Why this happens, scientists are not sure. It is often contributed to the unique climate of the region but there’s more to creating the perfect conditions for Lactobacillus Bulgaricus than the environment.
So how can you prepare Bulgarian yogurt abroad? The answer is simple – use a dried-freeze yogurt starter culture with live Lactobacillus Bulgaricus that was produced in Bulgaria. Use a new culture with every batch of yogurt you make to preserve the unique taste and qualities of the yogurt. In this way you can achieve the traditional taste of kiselo mlyako, similar to the one our grandmothers used to make, guaranteed.
If you are ready to make some Bulgarian yogurt, click here to get the genuine Bulgarian yogurt starter.
If you already have the genuine Bulgarian yogurt starter, click here for the exact yogurt making instructions.
Bulgarian yogurt is one of the things that make Bulgarians proud to call themselves Bulgarians; it is their exclusive invention and heritage that dates back many centuries. A mildly sour-tasting yogurt, kiselo mlyako is undoubtedly the best and the healthiest of all dairy products that are available to consumers nowadays. The western world calls it Bulgarian yogurt but in its homeland, Bulgaria, it’s called sour milk. Whatever the name, this wonderful probiotic food has impeccable ancestry - it is believed to have been known for at least 4000 years.
We sell authentic Bulgarian no-fuss yogurt starter which is easy to use and makes thick, creamy and absolutely delicious yogurt. Our products are developed in a laboratory from lactic acid bacteria isolated form natural sources in Bulgaria. They are manufactured in a regulated environment to ensure the best possible results. Our products contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives, colors or flavors.