Organic Bulgarian Yoghurt Starter


Embrace Tradition with Our Organic Bulgarian Yoghurt Starter Culture! Dive into the creamy, nutrient-rich world of Bulgarian yoghurt, a staple of Bulgarian cuisine for thousands of years, with our certified organic starter culture. Featuring traditional strains like Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, our culture promotes digestive health, enhances nutrient absorption, and boosts immune function. Simple to use and free from artificial additives, it ensures you create authentic, wholesome yoghurt every time. Experience the rich heritage and health benefits of Bulgarian yoghurt—order your starter culture today and start your journey to a healthier, tastier lifestyle!

Embrace Tradition with Our Organic Bulgarian Yoghurt Starter Culture!

Dive into the rich, creamy world of homemade Bulgarian yoghurt with our certified organic starter culture. Rooted in centuries-old Bulgarian tradition, yoghurt is a staple of Bulgarian cuisine, renowned for its smooth texture and tangy flavor. Our starter culture brings this heritage to your kitchen, blending tradition with the modern benefits of probiotics.

Key Features:

  • Certified Organic: Made with high-quality organic ingredients for a pure and natural yoghurt-making experience.
  • Probiotic-Rich: Packed with live, active cultures of beneficial bacteria that are essential for gut health.
  • Traditional Bulgarian Strains: Features Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, the authentic strains used in traditional Bulgarian yoghurt.

The Heritage of Bulgarian Yoghurt: Bulgarian yoghurt has been a cherished part of Bulgarian culture for thousands of years, known for its creamy consistency, high probiotic content, and numerous health benefits. The live bacterial cultures in our starter culture are vital for digestive health and immune function. Scientific studies have highlighted several key benefits:

  1. Enhanced Digestive Health:
    • Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus facilitate the digestion of lactose, making yoghurt a great choice for those with lactose intolerance.
    • Probiotics like these improve gut flora, aiding digestion and reducing gastrointestinal issues .
  2. Immune System Support:
    • Consuming yoghurt with live probiotics can enhance your immune response. Research shows that these beneficial bacteria can stimulate the production of immune cells, helping to defend against infections and illnesses .
  3. Nutrient Absorption:
    • The fermentation process not only makes yoghurt easier to digest but also increases the bioavailability of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamins B2 and B12, making it an incredibly nutrient-dense food .

Simple and Convenient: Crafting your own Bulgarian yoghurt at home is simple and rewarding with our starter culture. Just mix the culture with milk, incubate, and enjoy the thick, creamy texture and tangy flavor of authentic Bulgarian yoghurt. Perfect for breakfast, smoothies, or as a healthy snack on its own.

Why Choose Our Starter Culture? Our Organic Bulgarian Yoghurt Starter Culture stands out due to its commitment to quality and purity. Each batch is carefully crafted with certified organic ingredients and is free from artificial additives or preservatives. This ensures you get the most natural and wholesome yoghurt possible.

Experience the tradition and health benefits of Bulgarian yoghurt with our Organic Bulgarian Yoghurt Starter Culture. Order yours today and take a step towards a healthier, tastier lifestyle!


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Weight 2 g

Organic Bulgarian yoghurt starter culture. 1g freeze dried sachet.

Shelf Life

1 year.


Keep at room temperature.


Contains milk (from cows).

7 Questions about Organic Bulgarian Yoghurt Starter

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  1. danielam says:

    Hello there. I want to make 6 litres of yogurt at once. how much of the starter culture do I need? 6 packets? 1 per litre?

  2. Tara says:

    I have just made my first batch and I must have left it too long as it has split. Could you advise on when the yoghurt is considered to have ‘set’? I kept wobbling my tray and it still looked quite liquid. I let the yoghurt ferment for about 9 hours. Even the curd part now is only about as thick as a normal yoghurt. Any advice please?

  3. Egladman says:

    How does this differ from Greek culture if it contains the same bacteria please?

    1. Freshly Fermented says:

      Different amounts of bacteria give it a different texture.

  4. Julia McTernan says:

    Can I use lactose free milk with the starter? Thanks

    1. Freshly Fermented says:

      Lactose is the primary food source for the bacteria so people have limited success with lactose-free milk I’m afraid!

  5. rose buckle says:

    No instructions with package or on line .

  6. Laura Rose says:

    I tried using goat’s milk, but decided I prefer cow’s milk. Is it OK to use starter containing goat’s milk in future cow’s milk yoghurt batches, or should I start again?

    1. Lisa Hillyer says:

      Hi Laura, it’s fine to change milk with the starter. Any animal milk will work fine with these starters. Thanks Lisa

  7. Sandra says:

    I accidentally mixed my Bulgarian and Greek yoghurt cultures. Is this an issue?

    1. Lisa Hillyer says:

      Hi Sandra, all that will happen is that the bacteria will combine and become a mixture. It’s not a problem unless you’re not happy with it like that. It is safe to eat. Thanks Lisa

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Mauvis Gore
Bulgarian Yoghurt Starter

It worked well, I notice that it has a rougher texture than my other yoghurt I use, more small curd like. Not that this is a problem. Taste is a bit different - which is a bonus.

Kate Hedge

Followed the instructions to the letter, difficult to get it to set, left it at 44c and for more than 24 hours before it reached a set, will keep trying though as others suggest it gets easier 🤞🤞

Pranav Bala
Not too sour and thick yoghurt!

Easy to make if u have a yoghurt maker

Organic Bulgarian Yogurt

Very happy with this yogurt, i really love the mild flavour i'm able to get from it.
my method is: scold milk to around 90-95Degs, cool to around 38, mix in tbs of previous batch, then set yog maker at 38degrees for 8 hours. cool, chill and then i strain well to get it mice and thick and removing about 1/3 of whey creates the thick, mild creamy flavour.

Gill Earle
Reliable & tasty

Followed the instructions and it produced tasty yoghurt. I've now done about 4 batches and have switched to using whole UHT milk which I put into the yoghurt maker at room temperature and then give it about 12 hours.

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