Flora Danica Mesophilic Culture

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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!

About This Product

Satisfy your cravings for making fresh baby swiss, goat milk cheeses, lactic cheeses, Chevre, Gouda, Leerdam, blue cheese, Samsoe, Havarti and Edam by using the Flora Danica-Mesophilic Starter. This universal applicable Flora Danica culture starter works well making sour cream, homemade buttermilk, Crème Fraiche and cottage cheese as well. Flora Danica creates the delicious buttery flavor while acidifying the milk for delicious tasting cheeses. Preserve and develop the body and flavor of your cheeses with this versatile starter.

Available in two sizes: Small (50 dose) and Large (200 dose). The 50 dose packet will inoculate approximately 150 gallons of milk.

The starter is Kosher certified and may contain lactose. Each 50 dose of DVI-Direct Vat Inoculation/freeze-dried direct set packet includes:

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

Flora Danica adds nice buttery notes and works well for making Brie and Camembert. The mesophilic starter works best with temperatures not exceeding 90°F. When using the Kosher certified mesophilic culture follow the ratios below if not specified by the specific recipe you are using.

  • Per 1 gallon (3.7 liters) use 1/8 tsp
  • Per 2-5 gallons (7.5-18.9 liters) use ¼ tsp
  • Per 5-10 gallons (18.9-38 liters) use ½ tsp

Flora Danica and CHN-22 may produce more gas than the CHN-11 but acidify slower. When switching between the different starter strains do be aware of the change in properties. No overly noticeable difference should be detected if switching since they can be used interchangeably. 

Flora Danica cheese has a thicker set in the lactic curd and a rich buttery flavor that can be successfully used beyond cheese to make butter. The phage resistant starter is a perfect ingredient if you are new to cheesemaking because of its versatility. Enhance your cheesemaking with cheese making kits. The Cheesemaker carries all the cheese ingredients to get started as a hobbyist, boost your supply or upgrade to commercial ventures.


Kosher Certified

Flora Danica Specs

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What Our Customers Say

  • 5
    Flora Danica Culture

    Posted by Merryl Winstein, author SUCCESSFUL CHEESEMAKING® book on 1st May 2020

    My favorite flavor for sour cream, butter; all northern European washed-curd cheeses like Havarti, Gouda, Danbo, Raclette; buttermilk, & cottage cheese. The clumpy textured crumbles insure a good mix in each pellet, of the 4 major cultures in Flora Danica.

  • 5
    Flora Danica

    Posted by Sab on 10th Sep 2019

    Great

  • 5
    Great culture

    Posted by Emma Brown Roper on 18th Jun 2019

    I am new at making cheese but used this to make cream cheese and chevre and both turned out great. My family is really enjoying them!

  • 5
    Versatile

    Posted by AARON DEATON on 10th Apr 2019

    Excellent culture used for chevre, cottage cheese, buttermilk. We'll probably end up using it for other cheeses when the cow freshens but using it in goat milk currently.

  • 5
    Great taste and smell

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Mar 2019

    I made soft cheese with this and it tasted great. I also brined it and used with peppers, and smoked it with wood. Great success.

  • 4
    Works, but...

    Posted by Cindy Drozda on 8th Feb 2019

    I used this Flora Danica to make sour cream, and I got a good result. But the flavor was not as "sour" as I would have liked. Combined with Mesophile Aroma B, I got the best sour cream. I am working with raw cow's milk cream. Note from Steve/thecheesemaker: Flora Danica is a bit milder with its proprietary blend of lactic bacteria. Some have fermented at an increased temp to add more acidity.

  • 5
    Great for chevre

    Posted by Maria Losh on 24th Jun 2018

    Was not happy with my chevre until I used this starter. Makes really delicious cheese.

  • 5
    Flora Danica

    Posted by Deb on 13th Jun 2018

    Made Camembert, Great looking bloom! Haven't tried it yet though (still in " the cave").

  • 5
    Smooth and buttery!

    Posted by K.n. on 22nd Oct 2017

    I was pleasantly shocked at the difference between this and other typical mesophilic cultures in making chevre. The texture of my cheese has been delightfully smooth, creamy, and just as the description promised, CREAMY! I love this culture!!

  • 5
    Superb!

    Posted by Lyn on 10th Oct 2017

    I adore Flora Danica! Although it costs a bit more, I always use it for my chevre, because it produces the most lovely, flowery cheese. My first batch from this order was simply delicious.

  • 5
    Handy for small scale cheesemaker

    Posted by Sheila Lee Thompson on 15th Aug 2017

    Excellent product and extremely swift delivery to UK. Supplied with strong zip lock bag to keep the packet fresh in the freezer once opened - ideal for small scale cheesemakers. Much nicer texture & flavour than the starter culture I had been making :)

  • 5
    Cream Cheese

    Posted by Irene on 28th Jul 2017

    I make great cream cheese with this florica danica. It is lightly tangy, very easy and wonderful. Delivery service was prompt