Cultures for Yogurt

Why are yogurt starter cultures needed?

A traditional yogurt starter is a carefully balanced blend of bacteria that encourages the fermentation of lactose in animal milk. Yogurt, put simply, is the beneficial bacteria fermenting the milk into an acidic food, which not only can remain edible for longer, but also can help your gut health.

Usually, a yogurt starter will contain a range of live yogurt cultures – good bacteria strains like Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus . They ferment lactose which is milk sugar to produce lactic acid. As this lactic acid becomes prevalent, the acidity decreases and results in the milk clotting. This coagulation contributes the soft gel mouth feel of a yogurt’s creamy texture.

A wide range of yogurt cultures

There are numerous types of probiotic bacteria strains used in yogurt starter cultures and we help advise you if you are uncertain what is the recommended yogurt starter cultures for your homemade yogurts. However, we also provide commercial yogurt starter cultures so regardless of your size we can help you.

Yogurt starter culture specialists

At OV Dairy Supplies we specialise in the provision of products geared to yogurt making and cheese making both for domestic and commercial production. So you can be rest assured that we can cater for you if you need a yogurt culture for your traditional Greek style yogurt or if you’re a large concern looking for a specific bacteria culture, say a carefully balanced blend of lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp bulgaricus in an ultra frozen format, or lactobacillus acidophilus as a dried bacteria starter culture in commercial quantities then again we can help.