Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture


A reusable heirloom-variety yogurt starter, Bulgarian yogurt is perhaps one of the most popular yogurt varieties in the world and produces a rich creamy homemade yogurt.

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Each bag contains:

  • 2 packets of yogurt starter culture.

Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.

Shipping and Storage Information:

  • Our Bulgarian starter culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt culture.
  • Refrigeration recommended
  • Use by date on bag.

Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture Ingredients:

  • Organic milk, live active cultures.

Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture Allergen Information:

  • Manufactured in a facility that also processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO

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Full of gut-healthy probiotics

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Makes endless batches of yogurt - saving you money!

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Pro Tip Corner

Bulgarian yogurt is one of the most popular yogurt varieties in the world! And the good news is that it's easy to make at home for a fraction of the cost of commercial varieties!

How to Make Bulgarian Yogurt

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Customer Reviews

Based on 164 reviews
Not working so far

I was disappointed that the starter did not work. I will try again then see about a refund...

Our heirloom yogurt starters can sometimes take a couple batches to 'wake up' from their dehydrated hibernation state. This means that the first batch can sometimes turn out runny, even to the point of it having the same consistency as milk. But then you should see dramatic improvement over the next couple batches. Here's what I suggest to do: 1. Use 2-3 Tbs. of your runny batch for your next batch (no more than that) 2. Make 1 quart of yogurt (no more and no less) 3. Keep making 1-quart batches until you see consistently good results 4. Remember that the activation batch can take up to 12 hours and then putting it in the refrigerator afterwards can help As long as your runny batch smells pleasant, you can use it in baking in place of buttermilk in recipes such as muffins, pancakes, and many more! Please let us know if you don't see any improvement in the next couple batches!

Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture


Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture

Good Yogurt Starter

This is the second time I’ve used this brand of starter and find it works well. I’ve used organic, grass fed yogurt from my local coop as starter but find the taste of the yogurt is much better with the Bulgarian starter.

I'm floored

I ordered the Bulgarian yorgurt starter from Cultures for Health back in 2014. In the last months I had health issues preventing me to keep it going. I lost my beloved culture. I had kept the back-up packet in the fridge, in one of the nooks on the door of the fridge to be exact, so not even the coldest part. All my back up packets of cultures from this site (Greek yogurt, Piima, Filmjolk...) are there, all bundled together, in their original cardwood packaging used at the time. I DO NOT recomment you do that, but.... I was ready to order a new Bulgarian starter, and decided to just check, in case the 5 years old packet would still work. And, incredibly, it did! I'm totally floored. I was so sure it wouldn't after 5 years in my fridge. Again, I do not recommend ignoring advice from this site. Just thought this is so indicative of the quality of the starters here, I needed to share.

We're so glad you're enjoying our starters! Thanks for the kind words.