About Fermented Dairy

Fermented Dairy 

Fermented dairy is one of the most common forms of cultured foods.

Cutting Edge Cultures specializes in kefir, yogurt, and L. Reuteri Superfood starter cultures. See below for a comparison between our fermented dairy starters.

  • Kefir is a cultured drink, traditionally made by adding kefir grains to various types of milk. We have gone a step further and freeze-dried the kefir grains into a powder to make the process into EASY KEFIR. It’s fun and very easy to make! Kefir is a fantastic source of many nutrients, supplying you with calcium, magnesium, vitamins K and B and billions of friendly microbes that help your micro-biome thrive and flourish. Easy kefir

  • Our premium-quality Yogurt Plus starter culture contains live probiotics, and is made with a unique blend of 5 beneficial species (S. thermophilus, L. delbrueckii, L. plantarum, L. reuteri, B. longum, non-GMO inulin). 

Yoturt Plus

  • Our unique LR Superfood starter culture provides a high concentration of the exceptional microorganism, Lactobacillus reuteri. When you use the ‘low and slow’ culturing process described in the instructions, the bacterial counts of this beneficial strain are increased exponentially over the 36-hour period. The result is a rich, thick, delicious and super-healthy dairy product. 

LR superfood

 

  • Our unique L. Gasseri Superfood starter culture provides a high concentration of the exceptional microorganism, Lactobacillus Gasseri. When you use the ‘low and slow’ culturing process described in the instructions, the bacterial counts of this beneficial strain are increased exponentially over the 36-hour period. The result is a rich, thick, delicious and super-healthy dairy product. 

L. Gasseri  

 

Comparison of our fermented dairy starters

 Easy KefirYogurt PlusL. Reuteri SuperfoodL. Gasseri Superfood
Makes kefir Yogurt L. Reuteri cultured dairy L. Gasseri cultured dairy
Form powder powder powder powder
Packaging 4 sachets in pouch 4 sachets in pouch 4 sachets in pouch 4 sachets in pouch
Live bacteria? yes yes yes yes
Ingredients Active bacteria strains (L. lactis, L. cremoris, L. diacetylactis, L. acidophilus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Kluyveromyces lactis), kefir grains, maltodextrin. S. thermophilus, L. delbrueckii, L. plantarum, L. reuteri, B. longum, non-GMO inulin Lactobacillus Reuteri, non-GMO FOS (Fructooligosaccharides) Lactobacillus Gasseri, non-GMO FOS (Fructooligosaccharides)
Non-GMO? non-GMO non-GMO non-GMO non-GMO
Store starter in fridge/freezer fridge/freezer fridge/freezer fridge/freezer
For dairy/vegan?

dairy

dairy

dairy

 

dairy

 

Pre-heating before culturing? no yes

No pre-heating if using ultra-pasteurized dairy

Heating is needed if dairy is not ultra-pasteurized

No pre-heating if using ultra-pasteurized dairy

Heating is needed if dairy is not ultra-pasteurized

Requires prebiotic fiber? no no yes yes
Culturing temperature room temperature yogurt maker temperature (100-112 F) 100 F 100 F
Culturing time 18-24 hours 6-8 hours 36 hours 36 hours
Taste lightly fizzy, pleasantly sour mild pleasantly tart pleasantly tart
Texture pourable, possibly bubbly yogurt between yogurt and thick sour cream, depending on dairy. Separation is normal between yogurt and thick sour cream, depending on dairy. Separation is normal
Recultures? yes yes yes  yes