Mesophilic Culture MM100-101

Make your own Camembert, brie, blue, mozzarella, chevre, feta, fromage blanc using this mesophillic starter.

About This Product

In several different cheese recipes, mesophilic culture is a crucial ingredient. Mozzarella, camembert, brie, chevre, blue, feta and fromage blanc are all cheeses that require the MM100-101 culture. Most of these cheeses are relatively popular cheeses, particularly mozzarella. In fact, mozzarella cheese is one of the best cheeses for beginners to try their hands at. 

A mesophilic starter culture is a cultured product from a low temperature. Think of yogurt or buttermilk when you think of low-temperature cultured products. When it comes to your culture, you have to be sure that you are getting a good tasting culture. If the culture is off, then your cheese is going to be off too. When you need a mesophilic starter series, this kit has everything that you need to get started on your cheese-making journey. 

There is nothing quite like homemade cheese. If you love store bought, commercial cheese, then you’re going to fall in love with homemade cheese. You can adjust it to your taste and discover that it tastes even better when it is fresh. 

The packet sizes come in three different options: 50, 125 and 250. In order to make sure your cheese comes out correctly, make sure to follow the directions exactly. While you may be able to get away with some substitutions, it is important to keep measurements similar. Following the directions always leads to better tasting cheese. 

  • (LLC) Lactococcus lactis subsp. Cremoris
  • LLD) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar diacetylactis
  • (LL) Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
  •  (freeze-dried direct set/DVI-Direct Vat Inoculation)
This Mesophilic starter culture can be used to make homemade Camembert, Brie, blue cheese, mozzarella, Chevre, feta, Fromage Blanc and other cheeses. 

Vegan Use Disclaimer: This product is produced using lactose as a fermentation nutrient. This means that during the fermentation part of the production process, any lactose is fermented out and is NOT present in the final product. If you’re a commercial vegan cheese producer, this may still not meet your quality control. For home vegan cheese makers, this product has no lactose in it and is technically considered vegan.
Refer to Spec Sheet for usage rates. 

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). 

Kosher Certified.

Spec Sheet 

Shipping included within the USA. 

What Our Customers Say

  • 5

    Posted by Janet Joscelyne on 24th Feb 2022

    This seems to make 50 gallons of milk into cheese. Since I use two gallons at a time, it will make 25 cheeses for me at roughly 1 lb 11 ounces each.. So I think the value is good and a somewhat better price than I was buying from another well known cheese company. The mesophilic starter works. I then add my rennet and eventually get cheese.

  • 5
    Gold standard in Mesophillic culture

    Posted by David Dasso on 20th Aug 2020

    Very consistent product that has very consistent results.

  • 5

    Posted by Inna on 28th Jul 2020

    Good product

  • 5

    Posted by Chip Hankins on 6th Jun 2020


  • 5
    Great vegan culture

    Posted by M9898 on 29th Jul 2019

    Great flavor for my vegan cheese. Fast shipping!

  • 5
    My go to Mesophilic

    Posted by suanne miller on 27th Nov 2018

    Consistant results with pleasant buttery notes.

  • 5
    Great with cashews

    Posted by Deborah on 24th May 2018

    I am a vegan « cheese and dairy » product maker. I use a lot of cashews for sour cream, ripened cheese, and so on. This culture was very flavourful and worked in 24 hours at room temperature. Thanks , Steve

  • 5
    Worked Great!

    Posted by Andrew Osterkamp on 12th Mar 2018

    This product worked great. Used for a Colby cheese recipe. Great product and price.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Dec 2017


  • 5

    Posted by Ron on 27th Oct 2017

    First batch worked great, everyone was impressed.

  • 5
    Never failed culture

    Posted by Kimberly on 25th Oct 2017

    Love this culture. Never has failed with a diversity of cheeses. Creates a creamy\buttery flavour. Use with goat's milk in recipes that call for a mesophilic culture.

  • 5
    Reliable Culture Starter

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Sep 2017

    Perfect product. I don't have to worry about whether the cheese will set. It will.