Product Information

We produce and sell starters for making of Bulgarian yogurt, Bulgarian yogurt with Rose, Greek style yogurt, kefir, sirene and kashkaval.

Our starters contain freeze-dried live active bacteria cultures, featuring the world-famous Lactobacillus Bulgaricus strain.

All our starters are fully natural with no additives, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. They contain no GMO ingredients and are gluten free. All our products are Halal and Kosher certified.

Our main product and best-seller is the unique Bacillus Bulgaricus Yogurt starter, which makes the best yogurt in the world. It is a classic original Bulgarian Yogurt Starter.

Bacillus Bulgaricus is an authentic Bulgarian heirloom yogurt starter made with naturally sourced lactic acid cultures, isolated from natural sources in ecologically preserved areas in Bulgaria. It is produced and packaged in Bulgaria.

It makes genuine Bulgarian yogurt (kiselo mlyako) of exceptional quality with classic Bulgarian yogurt taste, thickness, acidity and aroma. The yogurt is thick and creamy in nature and has the perfect balance between mild and tart, and has an impeccable taste. It is unlike any other yogurt you’ve ever tried.

Product Information

You can get full product info for all our products here.

Storage Instructions

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.

More Product Information

Here is some more product information about our starters and the delicious products you can make with them.

Always Fresh

We run a tight short supply and distribution chain so our products are as fresh as possible when they reach you. All our products are made fresh and have 2+ years of shelf life. We supply our distributors about once a month (and often more frequently) with about a month-worth of stock. Once they leave the factory, it takes about 2-7 days for the packs to reach your local distributor. When your local distributors ships your order it takes 2-3 days on average for it to reach you. That makes your packs about a month old, leaving them more than 23 months of shelf life left.

Lactose Free

Lactose free

Our yogurt starters contain minute quantity of dried organic skim milk powder. It’s the medium on which the strains grow and part of it gets packaged together with them. So the starters are NOT lactose free. However, it is very unlikely that you will be eating the starter directly and it is very likely that you will be using it to prepare yogurt. When you do this, during incubation, all the milk powder from the starter is completely consumed by the bacteria. What is more the bacteria gobbles up all the lactose from the milk you used to make your yogurt. As a result, the yogurt you just made is completely lactose free.
The ready-made yogurt, Greek yogurt, rose yogurt, kefir and sourdough are lactose-free. The sirene and kashkaval you make with dairy-yogurt are NOT lactose free.
Note: If you are lactose intolerant or have allergies to lactose, always use precaution and talk to your doctor first before using any products that may contain lactose.

Gluten Free

Gluten free

All our products are completely gluten free.

GMO Free

GMO free

All our products are 100% GMO free.

Soy Free

Soy free

All our products are soy free.

Additives Free

Additives free

All our products are completely natural and free of any additives. They contain only the freeze-dried active bacterial strains and yeasts as noted in their ingredients information, and a minute quantity of dried organic skim milk powder — the medium on which the strains are grown.

Nuts Free

Nuts free

All our products are completely nuts free.

Sugar Free

Sugar free

None of our products contain sugar. There is lactose in the dried milk on which the strains are grown but that gets completely consumed by the bacteria during fermentation.

Trans Fat Free

Trans fat free

All our starters have negligible nutritional values on it’s own and zero trans fats. For more nutritional information check here.

Eco Friendly

Eco friendly

All our products are ecologically friendly. They come from natural sources and are obtained in a sustainable way. The strains we use grow freely almost everywhere in the geographical vicinity of Bulgaria. We, however, take ours from pristine ecological reserves in the Rhodope mountains.

Bio

BIO

All our products are bio products. They contain biological bacterial strains of lactic acid cultures sources from nature and grown following the rules of the EU Regulation on Organic Farming.

Organic

Organic

All our products are organic. They are naturally sourced and at no point fertilizers, pesticides, or growth regulators were used. They contain no additives and are GMO free.

100% Natural

Natural product

All our products come from the Nature. The strains are sourced naturally. They are isolated from natural sources in ecologically preserved areas in Bulgaria.

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

While our starters contain a small quantity of dried organic skim milk powder and are not vegetarian, the milk powder gets completely consumed by the strains during incubation, which makes your end-products vegetarian, provided that you used non-dairy milk to make them.

Vegan

Vegan

While our starters contain a small quantity of dried organic skim milk powder and are not vegan, the milk powder gets completely consumed by the strains during incubation, which makes your end-products vegan, provided that you used non-dairy milk to make them.

Kosher

Kosher

All our products are made in a Kosher certified facility production line.

Halal

Halal

All our products are made in a Halal certified facility production line.

Recyclable and Plastic Free

Fully recyclable

We have been 100% recyclable, green, and plastic free since our beginning. When you place an order from us, you receive your starter in an aluminum pouch, affixed with an informational paper label, in a paper envelope — all those materials are 100% recyclable and plastic free.

100% Recyclable Aluminium Packs

Recyclable alu

The sachet our starters come in is made of aluminium foil and is fully recyclable.

Heirloom Starter Cultures

All our starters are heirloom. That means you can use your previously made yogurt to make new yogurt. Often, other companies would sell you the much cheaper DVS version of the starter, which makes the same type of yogurt but is meant for production as it cannot be re-cultured. sachet our starters come in is made of aluminium foil and is fully recyclable. Our starters are 100% heirloom and reculturable.

Gut Healthy

Our starters contain live active bacteria that makes it to your gut and contributes to creating and maintaining a healthy microbiome. Which makes Bacillus Bulgaricus products not only super delicious but super healthy too!

Live Active Probiotics

Bacillus Bulgaricus starters are probiotic. Probiotics (which literally means “for life”) are live microorganisms that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are called “friendly bacteria” for a reason — they help you get healthy and stay healthy!

Healthy Ingredients You Control

All our starters contain healthy ingredients and by making your own yogurt you are in full control over the ingredients in the final product, making it a much healthier option than any store-bought product.

Money Saving

Our starters are among the most affordable on the market. Combined with the fact that you can use them to make yogurt and then use that yogurt to make more yogurt basically indefinitely, that makes them a really economical choice. There is no need to continually buy new yogurt starter. Yes, we just told you that you don’t need to buy our starter ever again, unless you want more of it, of course!

Endless Supply

How about paying once and then having yogurt for the rest of your life? Or longer than that? I am not kidding. The bacteria in the yogurt can outlive you. The live active bacteria in our yogurt starter continues to live in your yogurt and all you have to do is store a little bit of yogurt from the one you made and use it for making your next batch. And again. And again. When stored properly you can repeat that process to infinity giving you an endless supply of yogurt.

Top-Rated Products

You have probably already noticed that all our products have a near perfect 5-star rating. And that’s not only on our site. You can see the same top ratings on Amazon, eBay, and any other store and retailer that offers Bacillus Bulgaricus products. That is simply because they are indeed that good! See for yourself — browse customer testimonials here.

Outstanding Support

If you ever need help with any of our products, we are here for you! All our products come with lifetime support. And we are exceptionally good at helping. Simply contact us with any questions or issues and we’ll be happy to answer them or troubleshoot your method for you. The best customer is the happy customer and we always make sure you are happy!

Worldwide Shipping

We ship anywhere in the world! In fact, our customers come from a whooping 103 countries across 6 continents! The culture is durable enough to travel to even the warmest and most remote parts of the world. So buy with confidence!

Free Shipping

We offer free shipping on most of the orders. Actually, shipping is FREE for all orders over a certain amount (amounts vary by country).

Live Active Cultures

All Bacillus Bulgaricus starters contain freeze-dried live active bacteria cultures, featuring the world-famous Lactobacillus Bulgaricus strain. These are all heirloom starters 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. The starters contains lactic acid cultures isolated from natural sources in ecologically preserved areas in Bulgaria (and elsewhere, where applicable).

Sustainable Made and Packaged

We, at Bacillus Bulgaricus, care about our planet and the environment and make every effort to make a sustainable and environment friendly products. We have been 100% recyclable, green, and plastic free since the beginning. When you place an order from us, you receive your starter in an aluminum pouch, affixed with an informational paper label, in a paper envelope — all those materials are 100% recyclable and plastic free. We use no unnecessary packaging, no pretty wrappers, nor extra inserts.

Plastic Free

Bacillus Bulgaricus products are 100% plastic free. When you place an order from us, you receive your starter in an aluminum pouch, affixed with an informational paper label, in a paper envelope — all 100% plastic free.

100% Viable Guaranteed

Bacillus Bulgaricus products come with a 100% guarantee to work. In fact, they come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee period. We know that Bacillus Bulgaricus are the best starters on the market and we are so confident that you will love them, that we back them with an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. If you are not satisfied for any reason, just let us know and we will make things right.

Fast Setting

Bacillus Bulgaricus starters are fast set starters, which means you will get your yogurt quickly and reliably.

ph Tested for Balance

Bacillus Bulgaricus starters are pH tested regularly to ensure that you always get perfect results. We test our production line daily to make sure that all starters are of the same excellent quality so they can make the perfect yogurt with balanced acidity and exquisite taste.

Always Fresh

We run a tight short supply and distribution chain so our products are as fresh as possible when they reach you. All our products are made fresh and they reach our distributors around the world quickly so in most of the cases the starter pack you get is about 2-4 weeks old. With a shelf life of 2+ years, you will have plenty of time to make yogurt.

Suitable for Dairy Milk

All Bacillus Bulgaricus starter are suitable to use for all types of fresh or pasteurized dairy milk, including powdered milk.

Suitable for Non-dairy and Vegan Milk

All Bacillus Bulgaricus starter are suitable to use for all types of vegan and non-dairy milk.

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