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.
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.
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.
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.
All our products are completely gluten free.
All our products are 100% GMO free.
All our products are soy 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.
All our products are completely nuts 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
All our starters have negligible nutritional values on it’s own and zero trans fats. For more nutritional information check here.
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.
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.
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.
All our products come from the Nature. The strains are sourced naturally. They are isolated from natural sources in ecologically preserved areas in Bulgaria.
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.
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.
All our products are made in a Kosher certified facility production line.
All our products are made in a Halal certified facility production line.
Recyclable and Plastic Free
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
The sachet our starters come in is made of aluminium foil and is fully recyclable.