Flora Danica-Mesophilic Starter
(50 and 200 doses)
(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
For making goats milk cheese, Havarti, Baby Swiss, Gouda, Edam, Blue, Goats Milk Cheese, buttermilk/sour cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese, Crème Fraiche, cultured butter and other fresh cheeses. 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).
Shipping included within the 48 states.
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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!