Greek Yogurt Starter Culture
(Pack of 2)

Save Money on Buying Yogurt at the Store

Brand: Cultures for Health    Item Number: HM662


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


Greek yogurt starter makes a slightly tangy, rich and decadent homemade yogurt. It is easy to make and the culture perpetuates from one batch to the next making it an economical variety to use for homemade yogurt. It is particularly wonderful when made with a mixture of cream and milk. (We recommend one part whipping cream and three parts whole milk.) This yogurt can also be made with just whole milk or even low-fat milk for a less thick yogurt. Greek yogurt can be partially strained to increase the thickness or can be strained further to produce a creamy Mascarpone cheese.

Greek yogurt starter contains live active bacteria. One packet of Greek yogurt starter culture can be used to make unlimited amounts of homemade yogurt as it can be serial cultured by reserving a small amount of yogurt from the current batch to inoculate the next batch of yogurt. No need to continually buy yogurt starter! With care, this yogurt culture can be used to make homemade yogurt indefinitely. Making yogurt at home is an economical option that generally saves about 50% over buying yogurt at the grocery store.


Cheese/Culture Type Made from Cow's Milk, Yogurt Culture Use Re-culturable (Mother Culture)
Cheese/Culture Type Made from Cow's Milk, Yogurt
Culture Use Re-culturable (Mother Culture)

Use Instructions

Activating the Yogurt Starter:

  • Heat 1 quart of pasteurized milk to 160°F then cool to 110°F.
  • Pour the cooled milk into a glass or plastic container. Add one packet of yogurt starter and mix thoroughly.
  • Cover the mixture and incubate it at 110°F for 5-12 hours in a yogurt maker or similar appliance.
  • Check after 5 hours to see if it has set. If it has not set, leave it for up to 12 hours, checking every 30-60 minutes.
  • Once it has set, or at the end of 12 hours, cover the yogurt and allow it to cool for 2 hours.
  • Refrigerate the yogurt for at least 6 hours. You can eat it at any time (refrigerating helps set the yogurt).
  • Don’t forget to save 2-3 Tbsp. for culturing the next batch!

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.02 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 5"W x 1"H


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