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Culturing Products

 

Wilderness Family Naturals offers a variety of natural probiotic cultures and appliances specific for making cultured foods. We hope to make it easy for you to create your own cultured foods. Choose from rennet for cheese making, several different yogurt starters, kefir starter, cultured vegetable starter and ancient fermented milk starter. And to make it even simpler, we offer a number of options for incubation should you need a constant temperature (required with all yogurts).

Making cultured foods in your own home has never been easier, more economical or so much fun!

 
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Culturing Supplies

Thermometers, yogurt makers, cheese cloth bags, and extra jars can all be found here to make culturing foods a breeze.

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Fromase Rennet

This rennet is outstanding for making cottage cheese and soft cheeses such as gouda. It is imported from Germany, and will create consistent coagulation with very little or no side chain reactions. It is not animal based and considered the premium product for cheese making.

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Kefir Culture Starter

These cultures make beautiful kefir. They are made by blending kefir grains with other milder cultures including Lactococcus lactis, Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus and kefir yeast. This blend of organisms makes delicious, smooth and creamy kefir. Each packet can be used to make a starter batch of 1 quart and from that initial batch many more generations can be made - up to 7 generations!

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Set Milk

To make clobbered milk and other cultured milks such as buttermilk and sour cream, this is the culture you want. When combined with the Fromase Rennet you can make wonderful quark (sour curd cheese, also called curds and whey), or gouda cheese. These cultures can also be used on milk substitutes such as rice milk, coconut milk and almond milk.

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Veggie Culture Starter

Cultured Vegetables can be so useful. Use them as a side dish with any main entrée, place them on vegetable salads instead of salad dressing, or just eat them as a snack when you are hungry or before bed! You will love cultured vegetables and the variety of creations you can make are limitless!

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Yogurt Culture Starter

With several types of yogurt cultures to choose from this is the place to come for making yogurt. Some yogurt cultures will make a mild, thick yogurt and others a more traditional, more tart yogurt. Now you can choose exactly what you and your family needs!

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Yogurt Makers

Since Yogurt requires a specific temperature for a specific length of time, yogurt making equipment is very helpful. In addition, most cultures require certain temperatures, possibly straining, etc. Therefore, having thermometers, cheese bags and other supplies can be very helpful.

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Greek Yogurt Maker

This device works inside your refrigerator to transform regular yogurt into delicious, creamy Greek Yogurt within hours. Enjoy wonderful dips, spreads, delicious Tzatziki, low-calorie salad toppings or delicious sweet berry desserts! Box includes one acrylic catch container, a fine mesh yogurt strainer and a sealing lid/serving tray. The entire assembly is BPA free!

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Name Application Remarks Use
Yogurt - Natural Ferment For the preparation of yogurt with a traditional yogurt flavor. Also appropriate for the fermentation of goat's milk. 1 liter of milk per packet of starter
  • Use Milk
  • May re-use 5-7 times
Yogurt - Mild Ferment Mild Yogurt
Can also be used with Soy, Coconut, Almond and Rice milks and well as cow's milk. This yogurt contains the probiotic culture "Bifidobacterium longum BB536."
1 liter of milk per packet of starter
  • May use with or without the addition of sugar
  • May use with cow's milk or milk substitutes such as soy, rice, almond and coconut milk
  • May re-use up to 14 times
Kefir Starter For the preparation of a sparkling kefir drink rich in tradition without the use of kefir grains which require intensive care. 1 liter of milk per packet of starter
  • Use milk (may transfer up to 7 times)
  • Use with coconut juice or other fruit (may transfer an indefinite number of times as long as beginning juice does not contain microorganisms and there is no contamination)
Veggie Culture Starter Fermenting, culturing or pickling vegetables to make products such as sauerkraut and pickled cucumbers.
Making cultured butter or cultured sour cream.
See instructions included with starter packets
  • Use with cabbage or other chopped vegetables
  • Use with cream (dairy) to make butter or sour cream
Fromase® 50 Rennet for home cheese making and for making "quark" (sour curd cheese) and whey. Instructions included
  • Use 1 tablet for 50 liters of milk (13 gallons plus 3 cups)
  • Use 1/4 tablet for 12 liters of milk (3 gallons plus 3 cups)
  • Use 1/2 tablet for 25 liters (6 gallons plus 6 cups)
Dissolve tablet completely in water and let set for 20 minutes prior to adding to milk.
Set Milk For the preparation of fermented milk, the oldest form of an acidified milk product. For making "quark" (sour curd cheese) and fresh cheese and their by-product (whey) when used in conjunction with Rennet. Also for buttermilk, sour cream, gouda, etc.
May also be used to ferment Soy, Almond, Coconut and Rice milks.
Instructions included with packets
  • Add one packet to 1 liter/quart of milk
  • May use milk or milk alternatives such as soy, rice, almond and coconut milk
  • After milk has fermented for 24 hours at room temperature this "bulk culture" can be added to 10 Liters of milk
Automatic Yogurt Maker - Model YM100 (Seven 6 oz. glass jars) For making all types of yogurt
42 oz total (1.3 liters) per tier
Instructions included
  • Has a 15 hour timer
  • 3 year warranty
  • Comes with one tier and 7 jars
  • May add one more tier to double capacity (see Top Tier and replacement jars below)
Automatic Yogurt Maker - Model YM260 (2 Quart/Liter) For making yogurt of all types.
One large jar makes 2 quarts/liters at a time.
Instructions included Contains the following:
  • One serving bowl
  • One thermometer
  • One cotton bag for making yogurt cheese
  • One 2 quart container
  • One base
Yogurt Maker - Model YM80(Seven 6 ounce glass jars) For making all types of yogurt
42 oz total (1.3 liters) per tier
Instructions included
  • Has a time indicator but does not shut off automatically
  • 3 year warranty
  • Comes with one tier and 7 jars
  • May add one more tier to double capacity (see Top Tier and replacement jars below)
Top Tier - Model GY4 Allows you to double the capacity of your yogurt maker. Instructions included
  • A tray to add 7 additional slots for 7 new jars (another tier) to the above yogurt makers
  • Glass jars sold separately
8 replacement jars for above yogurt makers - Model GY1920 8 glass replacement jars that fit the above yogurt makers
  • Dishwasher safe - glass
  • Includes screw on lids
Cotton Bag for Making Cheese - Model CB12 For making yogurt cheese from yogurt and recovering the whey. Yogurt cheese made from plain yogurt has a mild flavor similar to cream cheese or sour cream.
Greek Yogurt Maker Used to transform regular yogurt into Greek yogurt. Works inside your refrigerator within hours. BPA free
This product is NOT dishwasher safe.
The material inside the strainer is delicate and should be handled with care. Scrub gently with dish soap and water. Air dry.
4 easy steps. Will collect whey from the yogurt which can be used for cultured vegetables and other cultured foods. Recipes included.

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