Sour Cream Starter Culture


Make delicious, fresh-tasting sour cream right on your countertop, easy as heating up cream. This direct-set culture works with any schedule (and it makes buttermilk, too!).

Each bag contains:

  • 4 packets of starter culture.

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

  • This culture is suitable for use with raw or pasteurized half-and-half or cream.
  • Avoid ultra-pasteurized or UHT half-and-half or cream
  • Single-use culture - each packet can be used to make one batch of sour cream or buttermilk

Shipping and Storage Information

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

Sour Cream Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Milk, live active cultures (Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis biovar. diacetylactis and Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris)
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients. 
  • This product is gluten-free

Sour Cream Starter Culture Allergen Information:

  • Contains dairy.
  • Packaged in a facility that also manufactures products made with soy and dairy. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Todd Gallagher
Worked great

Followed the directions and the culture worked as advertised. The sour cream tasted great.

marissa Taylor
First and last order

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Andrea Heatherington
Worked great and very easy to make!

I used raw cows cream to make sour cream with the cultures I purchased and it worked amazingly well. It took a bit longer than 24 hours but eventually I had thick sour cream. I recommend this product to anyone who wants a healthy alternative to store bought sour cream. It's also a fun activity to do with kids to teach them a more sustainable and healthy way to make your own food.

Honda Janak
Great Quick Shipping

Just wanted to give thumbs up on fast shipping. Looking forward to using for the first time.

Christine Boché

The sour cream starter is delicious! It's a bit thinner than what you'd get in the store which we like and the taste is SO much better. We go through a lot of sour cream in our house and I don't plan on buying store bought again.

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