Our Greek Yogurt Starter makes genuine Greek yogurt (ελληνικό γιαούρτι) of exceptional quality with classic Greek yogurt taste, creaminess, mild acidity and aroma.
The yogurt is mild, thick and creamy in nature and has an unforgettable taste that can only be compared with that Greek yogurt you tasted during your trip to Greece. It is unlike any other Greek-style yogurt you’ve ever tried.
This is an authentic Greek heirloom yogurt starter. Each pack contains loose powder mix, in perfect proportions, of the two strains required to make the perfect Greek yogurt — lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus.
The Greek yogurt starter makes Greek yogurt which tastes as amazing as Bulgarian yogurt, just a bit milder, not as tart, somewhat creamier, and somewhat thicker than it. Greek yogurt is very similar to Bulgarian, just less tart and thicker and this is exactly the yogurt this starter will make for you.
Each pack contains loose powder mix, in perfect proportions, of the two strains required to make the Greek yogurt — lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus. It makes thick, creamy and absolutely delicious yogurt.
The starter is organic and fully natural with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors. It contains no GMO ingredients and it is gluten free.
This is a heirloom yogurt starter with live active bacteria, which means that you can reuse yogurt from your previous batch to culture your new batch, for as long as you wish.
Ingredients: Live active lactic acid cultures (lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus).
Type: Heirloom Greek yogurt starter.
Strength: 1 gram of starter contains more than 25 billion cfu of lactic acid probiotic bacteria strains lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus. 100% potency guaranteed.
Nutritional Information: Available here
Origin: Produced in Bulgaria.
Best to store in the FREEZER.
Bacillus Bulgaricus starters are best kept in a cold dry place. Your fridge or freezer works best for this.
You can store the packs in your freezer, at around 0°F (-18°C) or lower, for two years.
You can store the packs in your fridge, at around 40°F (4°C), for one year.
You can store the packs at room temperature for up to a year.
Unfreezing the starter packs and freezing them again (e.g. when using only a portion) is OK to do, even multiple times.
Transporting the packs (i.e. shipping them to you) is perfectly OK and will not damage the live cultures. We use a freeze-dried process that keeps the strains alive even during long trips at ambient temperatures. Once you receive your starter packs – pop them in the refrigerator or the freezer for best storage.
The packs are best used at once. They are packaged and labeled with the grams they contain and the volume those grams make when used entirely in one go. However if you decide to split their content you can of course do so. Take out as much as you need in order to make yogurt, then reseal and refreeze the remaining starter for later. You can see this post for more information about splitting the packs and how much starter to use for different volumes of milk.
How to use this Yogurt Starter
It is super easy to make yogurt using this yogurt starter. You can make your own yogurt with or without the help of an yogurt maker.
When you introduce the live culture into prepared milk the streptococcus thermophilus bacteria goes into action first and prepares the perfect environment for lactobacillus bulgaricus, which starts multiplying and slowly turns the milk into genuine Greek yogurt.
These two beneficial, transient bacteria work together in the fermentation process that turns milk into the world’s best Greek yogurt.
The process takes approximately 6-10 hours to complete.