Buttermilk Starter


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.

Each bag contains:

  • 2 packets of starter culture.

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

Shipping and Storage Information

  • Our Cultured Buttermilk Starter is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried culture. 
  • Refrigeration recommended
  • Use by date on bag.

Buttermilk Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Organic milk, live active cultures.

Buttermilk Starter Culture Allergen Information:

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 138 reviews
Carl Wood
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.

Kellye D
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.

Linda H.
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).

Charlo Maurer

I love buttermilk biscuits, and now I can easily make them with my own buttermilk.

Karen Davis

The buttermilk is so good! Each time I make it I swear it’s better!

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