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
    Makes great cheese!

    Posted by Marsha on 14th Jun 2017

    I'm impressed with this culture. It's starting great cheese for me. And the cheesemakig guy!! He has been fabulously helpful. I'm going g to love continuing to do business with him.

  • 5
    A must have.

    Posted by leonard thompson on 26th Jan 2017

    Seem to work well , I made Greek yogurt once and believe this is a better choice.

  • 5
    Worked great, even for newbie!

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Nov 2015

    This culture worked great and was very consistent in both of my very first times creating Chèvre. Brand new to cheese making. Also, appreciate the wonderful customer service. Had not planned well for the excess milk I was about to have, called and my order was sent right away 2 day delivery. Thanks much for your great service, Kimberly

  • 5
    Thank you

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Jun 2015

    Hello Steve - To review the starters they are fine (so far I have only used one of them). What I really want to say is that your service has amazing delivery speed! I just ordered and bingo it was there on Monday! I live in a rural area on the north CA coast so I think you have secret elves who do magic delivery tricks! Thanks as always - Cheers to you and your family. Judy C

  • 5
    Turned out great

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Apr 2015

    Used this for my first attempt at making goat cheese. Turned out great, good flavor, great texture

  • 4
    Merci beaucoup- Superb ferment!

    Posted by Leif on 16th Feb 2015

    Have used it for Quark and Fromage Blanc using local Malagasy Cow milk, which can be variable, without issue. Excellent customer service, large packet size and price and free shipping is a real bonus. Thanks. LD

  • 5
    Makes the best cottage cheese

    Posted by Faye Fritz on 30th Jan 2015

    Mesophilic starter MM100-101 I use to make cottage cheese and queso blanco and will be making much more as everyone has said how good it is.

  • 5
    never lets me down.

    Posted by Barb on 1st Dec 2014

    I have a family cow and when she is in milk I make a lot of cheese. this is the only culture I ever use and it has never let me down not even once! I love dealing with the folks at The Cheesemaker, the service is always friendly and fast!

  • 5
    Quality starter

    Posted by Yvonne on 3rd Sep 2014

    Great starter - Great Price! Thanks

  • 5
    The Good Stuff

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Aug 2014

    I've tried others, and this is the best. Excellent quality, excellent price. Thanks!

  • 5
    easy and tasty

    Posted by Barbara on 3rd Jul 2014

    With this culture even I can make a great "farmhouse Cheddar". my cow gives more than 3 gallons each day so I make a lot of cheese and I always use this culture.

  • 5
    Makes the best Chevre

    Posted by Thomas Luongo on 8th Jan 2014

    I have been complimented by so many people about the quality of my chevre that it is nearly embarrassing.