Our unique kefir starter makes thick, creamy and absolutely delicious kefir of exceptional quality with unique milder taste, creamy texture and aroma.
If you like kefir then you will love Bacillus Bulgaricus kefir.
Kefir is a healthy super food, made form milk, fermented with lactic acid bacteria cultures, much like yogurt. Some experts claim that consuming kefir has even greater health benefits than those of yogurt because the kefir bacteria remains in your gut longer. One thing is certain though — drinking kefir is good for you, and now, thanks to our kefir culture, it is super tasty and delicious!
Our kefir starter is one of a kind. It makes very thick and creamy kefir of exceptional quality with unique milder taste, creamy texture and aroma.
This is a reusable kefir starter with live active bacteria, which means that you can reuse kefir from your previous batch to culture your new kefir batch, multiple times.
Note: The packet contains kefir starter, not kefir grains. For more information about the difference between kefir grains and kefir starter, read this article.
Each pack contains loose powder mix, in perfect proportions, of a collection of bacterial strains required to make kefir, amongst which — the ubiquitous lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus.
These beneficial, transient bacteria work together in the fermentation process that turns milk into a naturally sweet, smooth, fresh-tasting, super thick kefir.
The process takes approximately 12-14 hours to complete.
Bacillus Bulgaricus kefir starter is fully natural with no additives, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. It contains no GMO ingredients and it is gluten free.
It is manufactured and harvested in a strictly regulated sterile environment so it does not contain nor it has been in contact with nuts, soy and other common allergens.
Our kefir starter is not heirloom (there is no such thing as heirloom kefir starter), however it is strong enough for reusing it several times, which means that you can reuse kefir from your previous batch to culture your new batch.
Ingredients: Live active lactic acid cultures (lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis, lactococcus lactis ssp. cremoris, lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus kefir, lactobacillus parakefir, lactobacillus delbueckii ssp. bulgaricus, saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Type: Kefir starter culture (the pack contains durable powdered starter, not perishable kefir grains).
Strength: 1 gram of starter contain more than 25 billion cfu of lactic acid probiotic bacteria. 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 kefir starter
Making Kefir is super easy and requires no special equipment, so you can easily do it at home.