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Buttermilk Starter

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Allergen Info
Buttermilk Allergen Info
  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing gluten and dairy.
Allergen Info
Buttermilk Allergen Info
  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing gluten and dairy.

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This heirloom culture makes batch after batch of traditional cultured buttermilk right on your countertop, easy as pouring milk in a jar. Bake with your buttermilk or add it to cream to make cultured butter.

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INCLUDED IN THE BAG
  • 2 packets of buttermilk starter culture
  • Step-by-step instructions for using the culture - they may also be found here.
  • INGREDIENTS AND ALLERGEN INFORMATION
    Buttermilk Starter Culture Ingredients
  • Organic milk, live active cultures.

  • Buttermilk Starter Culture Allergen Information
  • Manufactured in a facility that produces products containing gluten and dairy.
  • HOW TO STORE YOUR STARTER CULTURE
    Store the starter culture in the refrigerator until you’re ready to activate it. Use the starter culture by the date on the bag.
    SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED
    INGREDIENTS
  • Whole Pasteurized & Homogenized Milk (Not UHT/Ultra-Pasteurized
  • EQUIPMENT
  • 1 Quart Glass Jar or Plastic Container
  • Coffee Filter or Butter Muslin
  • Rubber Band
  • Thermometer
  • Stainless steel / silicone / wood spoon or spatula
  • Customer Reviews
    4.8 Based on 139 Reviews
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      T
      02/12/2024
      Teresa SVG verified by SHOP
      United States United States

      Wonderful product, buttermilk is stable and flavorful.

      BG
      10/19/2022
      Brian G.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Worked well after a false start.

      The first batch did not turn out. The second batch did after I microwaved the milk to a temp of 77 degrees, stirred in the culture, wrapped the bottle in an insulated bag, and let sit for 48 hours in the oven (no pilot light). Since then I’ve had success, with the culture time down to ~ 24 hours. The buttermilk is much thicker than store bought, but has a really nice tangy flavor. I’ve turned from skeptic to believer!

      CW
      03/11/2022
      Carl W.
      Oceanside, California, United States

      Different from supermarket buttermilk

      This wasn't what I expected, but I'm not disappointed. The culture works very reliably, and I can brew a new batch by leaving it at room temperature (between 70 and 76 degrees F for 24 hours. The resulting buttermilk is very thick (it hardly pours!), more the consistency of commercial yogurt than store-bought buttermilk, and lacks the acidity I expected. Like yogurt, it tastes good with some fruit preserves mixed in. I'm looking forward to making buttermilk pancakes. Will the almost gelatinous consistency make the pancakes lighter? Will the low acidity be sufficient to activate the baking soda? We'll see.

      KD
      05/21/2021
      Kellye D.
      Forney, Texas, United States

      The best buttermilk

      I’m so glad I bought this product. I used to buy buttermilk once a week and now I can make my own every week instead, it tastes delicious in all of my recipes and I feel good about serving something healthier to my family, plus it saves me a lot of money. Will definitely be trying out other products as well.

      LH
      05/19/2021
      Linda H.
      Seattle, Washington, United States

      Buttermilk Convert

      I used to use Buttermilk just for baking. I went to the store and bought a pint and never was able to use it up before it went bad. I couldn't understand why anyone would drink it straight, although I never tried it myself. That all changed with my first batch of my very own cultured Buttermilk. It just keeps getting better and better. When it is time to start another batch, I take the 1/4 cup out and drink the rest right out of the jar. I have a new found love for Buttermilk! Thank you Cultures for Health. Even more exciting than drinking my first Water Kefir batch (also from Cultures for Health).

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