$2.59 – $31.99
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.
Select a pack size and enjoy our healthy and delightfully tasty 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 tho — 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.
Our Kefir starter is made and packaged in Bulgaria. It is fully natural and organic with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors. It contains no GMO ingredients and it is soy and gluten free. Halal. Kosher.
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)
Store the kefir starter packs in the FREEZER.
Use by the date indicated on the label.
The starter packs have 2 years of shelf live. Use by the date indicated on the label.
Additional product information is available below and on the Kefir Starter product information page.
Lactobacillus kefir, Lactobacillus parakefir, Lactococcus lactis ssp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Streptococcus Thermophilus
> 95 billion CFU/g, 100% potency guaranteed
Freeze-dried Kefir Starter
100% natural, No additives, No preservatives, Gluten free, Soy free, GMO free, Halal, Kosher
Made in Bulgaria
2+ years at -15 C (in the freezer), 1-2 years at 4 C (in the fridge), Up to 1 year at ambient temperature
Store in FREEZER
|Milk Type To Use With||
Dairy milk OK, Non-dairy milk OK, Vegan milk OK, Any milk you want to turn into kefir, Works for water kefir too, Excellent for yogurt drinks, Excellent for frozen yogurts too
Freeze-dried 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.
The starter contains nothing more than the strains it is made of and a very small quantity of dried organic skim milk powder. It is the medium on which the strains grow and some of it gets packaged together with them. The milk powder is completely consumed by the bacteria during incubation so there is none of it in the finished product. See some more information about our lactose free and vegan starters.
The starter is fully natural and organic with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors. It contains no GMO ingredients. It is soy, nuts, and gluten free.
Activity and Strength
1 gram of starter contains at least 95 billion colony-forming unit (9.5 x 1010 CFU/g) of lactic acid probiotic bacteria strains.
100% potency guaranteed. 100% viability guaranteed.
This is a starter with freeze-dried live active bacteria. It is strong enough to allow you to make kefir from your previous batch time after time.
Each sachet contains loose powder mix, in perfect proportions, of the strains required to make excellent kefir.
The exact amount of starter varies per pack and is indicated, in grams, under your selected pack size on the product purchase page.
More information about various pack sizes and their contents can be found here.
Kefir Making Instructions
It is super easy to make kefir using our Bacillus Bulgaricus starter. We have included two sets of instructions how to make kefir:
- The traditional method for making kefir – if you prefer to make your kefir the conventional way, manually or with the help of a yogurt-making machine.
- A fail proof method for making kefir – if you have difficulties getting good results with the traditional method or would like to get your results faster, try this fail-proof manual method instead.
Why get the Bacillus Bulgaricus Kefir Starter
You should buy this kefir starter if you are looking for a no-fuss kefir starter which is easy to use, performs consistently and reliably and makes absolutely delicious kefir.
When you make your own kefir you are in control of all the ingredients so you know what you are putting in your body. Kefir made with Bacillus Bulgaricus starters is full of gut-healthy probiotics that are great for your health. Our kefir starter is heirloom which means that you can make endless batches of kefir saving a ton of money while eating healthy – an absolute win-win!
The packs are packaged and labeled with the grams they contain and the volume those grams make when used entirely in one go.
The packs are intended for single use, or their contents could be split for multiple use (with the exception of the Sourdough starter which should always be used in one go).
When you split the pack, take out as much as you need to make your yogurt, then reseal and refreeze the remaining starter for later. Make sure you store the sachets in a way that prevents moisture from getting in, i.e. well closed in a Ziploc bag or wrapped around and fastened with a rubber band.When you split the contents of the pack and use less starter amount to make smaller volumes, keep in mind that you are also reducing the total amount of yogurt that you can make from the pack (read more on that here).
Refer to this page to see the gram to Liters (gallons) chart and to find out how much starter to use for different volumes of milk.
Bacillus Bulgaricus starters are easy to use and are strong enough to make sure that the fermentation process completes naturally and smoothly, under the right conditions.
If you ever need help with using our products or troubleshooting your fermentation method, simply contact us with any questions and we’ll be happy to help.
You can also fill out this help form and we’ll get back to you in no time.
Our Sourdough Starter is a no-fuss sourdough starter that is easy to activate, ferments quickly and is no trouble to maintain. It gives your dough a fast rise, it is very reliable and consistent, full of gut-friendly lactic acid cultures, and most importantly, it makes sourdough bread of exceptional quality with great sourdough flavor, texture and taste. The starter is universal – it works with all types of flour.
Our Greek yogurt starter makes genuine Greek yogurt (ελληνικό γιαούρτι, Greek-style yoghurt) of exceptional quality with classic Greek yogurt taste, thickness, 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 in your childhood. It is unlike any other yogurt you’ve ever tried. Simply select a pack size and enjoy the finest Greek yogurt in the world!
Our Yogurt Starter 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 an impeccable taste with just the perfect balance between being mild and tart. It is unlike any other yogurt you’ve ever tried. Simply select a pack size and enjoy the best yogurt in the world!
Bulgarian Yogurt with Rose
This is the same authentic Bulgarian heirloom yogurt starter only with added oil extract from the famous Bulgarian Rose Damascena. It makes genuine Bulgarian yogurt (kiselo mlyako) of exceptional quality with classic Bulgarian yogurt taste, thickness, acidity and aroma with just a hint of rose. Select a pack size and enjoy!