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

Shipping included within the 50 United States.  International shipping available.

What Our Customers Say

  • 5
    Love to make cheese

    Posted by Beverly Hicks on 16th Jul 2017

    We have started raising dairy goats and really liked how the Danita starter worked. The cure was perfect

  • 5
    Value&Service

    Posted by Unknown on 29th May 2017

    Shipping was quick! I was surprised that you really can tell a difference in the flavor over the other culture. It was much more cost-effective to purchase this product than individual packets. Looking forward to doing more business with you!

  • 5
    Good product

    Posted by Vera on 5th Jan 2017

    This is a good quality culture, keeps for ages in the freezer (just used up a batch which is two years old), and would recommend. Postage to France was fast, and will use The Cheesemaker again.

  • 5
    Excellent!

    Posted by Shirley Nashinoki on 17th Jul 2016

    Always use this for making cream cheese and fromage

  • 5
    Very nice!

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

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

  • 5
    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.

  • 5
    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!