Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter


One of our favorite sourdough starter cultures, Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter is a Flemish-style starter made with organic whole wheat flour. Make delicious whole wheat bread at home.

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Each bag contains:

  • 1 packet of dehydrated Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Culture.

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

Shipping and Storage Information

  • Our Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a dehydrated culture. 
  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Use by date on bag.

Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Culture Ingredients

  • Organic whole wheat flour, live active cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing gluten
  • Non-GMO

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Higher in nutrients, especially B vitamins.

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High in amino acids, making it making it easier to digest

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Makes endless batches - saving you money!

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Pro Tip Corner

Maintaining a sourdough starter requires a little extra time and effort, when compared to purchasing bread at the store. However, the return in terms of flavor and nutrition makes it all worth while.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Works Great!

This is my first time trying a sourdough starter. The instructions are very clear and everything went just fine. I went off the instructions after a while, because after the first time I removed half the starter, it lost all its bubbles for a few days. So I just kept adding more flour in smaller amounts and quit taking half out. After a couple days all the bubbles were back and I could start baking with it. I would highly recommend this starter for beginners!

Great Starter

I was told that I could not use home ground whole wheat flour for this culture, but I was successful at using it mixed with small amounts of white flour and kept my culture alive all last summer and made many loaves of bread, tortillas, pancakes, and more.

We're so happy to hear you're enjoying the Whole Wheat sourdough starter! Your recipes sound delicious!
Easy so far

My stater is nice and bubbly today so maybe I can make bread soon. Got the whole wheat starter. Make sure you add room temperature water and store in a place with proper temperatures.

Best daily bread!

The instructions were super easy to follow and the bread turned out amazing. Actually, I found out that it's quite forgiving and I can vary the times for feeding and such quite a bit and it still turns out delicious and perfect texture every time! I've been playing with the recipe based on https://nourishedkitchen.com/whole-grain-no-knead-sourdough/ and modifying it. Happy to share here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15kZKVhIZK6z_KJMB7gA_7U4N-Jjpb0QspAYeMx0v5FQ/edit?usp=sharing.

My family is happy :)

Starter works great but I need more practice

As a total beginner bread baker, it was a bit frustrating. First attempt didn't work out very well for many reasons. The 2nd attempt produced bread but was a little denser than I liked. My biggest problem is I can't get the gluten to the window-pane stage after much kneading/dough stretching (gave up after an hour). I probably should've gotten the San Francisco sourdough starter as I've been told whole wheat is much harder to work with. Customer Service has been great giving me tips and ideas. I may take a break on bread making and look for some other recipes that doesn't require so much kneading. And if there is a big sale, I might give the San Francisco sourdough starter a try.