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  • Mesophilic Flora Danica Culture

Flora Danica-Mesophilic Starter


Product Description

Flora Danica mesophilic starter is great for making goats milk cheese, harvati, baby swiss, gouda, edan and blue cheese. You can even make homemade buttermilk, sour cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese and crème fraiche. Flora danica will produce the buttery flavor that makes these cheeses so delicous.

(50 dose packet) 

(freeze-dried direct set/DVI-Direct Vat Innoculation)


  • (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  • (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris
  • (LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis
  • (LMC) Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris

Use 1/8 tsp. per 1 gallon(3.7liters), 1/4 tsp. per 2-5 gallons(7.5-18.9 liters) 1/2 tsp. per 5-10 gallons(18.9-38 liters). Allow 18-20 min. at 70f (21c) to acidify to a pH of 4.60-4.70. Can be used to make Camembert/Brie but you must use another Mesophilic starter culture also. CHN-11 will produce slightly less gas then the CHN-22 and Flora Danica, but CHN-11 is a faster acidifier.  Flora Danica will yield the fullest flavor. Flora Danica and CHN-22 can be used interchangeably as the CHN-11 can be with little or no noticeable difference.  However, when switching from Flora Danica and CHN-22 to CHN-11 you will need to take these properties into account. 

The 50 dose packet will acidify approximately 100 gal. (378 liters of milk).

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Short Description:
Flora Danica is a mesophilic culture used to acidify milk and add a full, buttery, flavor to cheeses such as brie, blue and cream cheese!

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  1. Excellent!

    Posted by Shirley Nashinoki on 17th Jul 2016

    Always use this for making cream cheese and fromage

  2. Very nice!

    Posted by Halloweens@cableone.net on 22nd Dec 2015

    A great Flora Danica. You won't regret purchasing this for your cheese!

  3. Flora Danica is The Best

    Posted by Lyn on 21st Sep 2014

    I adore Flora Danica culture! It makes absolutely the very best chevre. I have had people from France tell me that mine is better than any they ever had at home; now that's a compliment! It is so light and delicate, I am happy to spend the extra money for this culture.

  4. Best Quark ever!

    Posted by Gaby Shackelford on 4th Apr 2014

    I couldn't wait to try the Flora Danica-Mesophilic Starter and it sure lived up to its reputation. I am using it for making Quark out of Goat milk and it is the best tasting Quark I have ever made. It makes it so mild and creamy. I don't think I will ever use anything different.

  5. OOOO... YES!

    Posted by Stablefood on 26th Jul 2012

    I skim most of my milk for butter and am left to drink the skim, thats ok ;-) ,BUT if you add the flora danica to the skim and let it mature, its soooo creamy and buttery you hardly know its skim. The cheeses I use it in turn out fantistic as well, it lends a buttery slighty nutty(?) Flavor. I have sampled both with and without FD and there is quite a difference. I won't make a cheese without it any more. I hope this review doesn't keep the cheesemaker out of stock!

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