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Flora Danica

Mesophilic culture blend used for specialty fresh and soft cheeses, sour cream and cultured butter. Popular blend for goat-milk cheeses, Havarti, Baby Swiss, Gouda, Edam, Blue, Camembert, Brie, etc. Promotes the production of diacetyl/CO2 (buttery) flavor similar to Aroma B.

ContainsLactococcus lactis subsp. lactisLactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. biovar. diacetylactisLeuconostoc

Primary Applications: Chevre and other goat-milk cheeses, Havarti, Baby Swiss, Gouda, Edam, Blue, Camembert, Brie, etc. May also be used to make Sour Cream, Buttermilk, Creme Fraiche, Cultured Butter.

Allergens (US): MILK

GMO Status: non-GMO

Kosher Status: Kosher Dairy, certificate available

SKU CH-3003-CN
Weight 0.60 oz
Starting at: $12.95
Usage Rate Hobby Level  1/4 tsp. per 2-5 gallons milk for soft, fresh cheeses. 1/2 tsp. per 2-5 gallons for semi-hard cheeses. Usage rate may vary depending on milk.
  • From Boo at 07/31/2016 10:19 AM
    Good afternoon --

    Can this culture be used for both direct set and to start a mother batch?


    Flora Danica is a DVI- Direct Vat Inoculation culture aka Direct Set.
    You can re-culture Flora Danica and turn it into a mother culture however we do not recommend it. Re-culturing will throw off the bacteria balance of the difference spices and strains, decreasing the constancy of your final product.
    But it is totally up to you if you wish to re-culture. You will be the one eating the final product, not us!
    Hope this helped answer your question. Let us know if you have any more.
    GetCulture Staff
  • From Nancy McPherson at 05/15/2016 5:09 PM
    I have been using your 901 buttermilk/sour cream culture for both products. I love it for buttermilk, but I find it far too strong for sour cream. Would Flora Danica work better for a mild sour cream?
    Hello Nancy,
    Flora Danica will give you a different flavor, not necessarily a milder flavor. Aroma B might give you a milder flavor for sour cream. You best bet is to try them all 3 side by side to see what you prefer.
    Good Luck!
    The GetCulture Staff
  • From anushka at 09/19/2015 3:14 AM
    whats the quantity in grams? and from 1 pkt of this particular culture how many kg's of cheese can be made ?
    Flora Danica is sold by how active the culture is in the packet. Commercial creameries use the whole packet, which a 50 unit packet of Flora Danica will inoculate 500 liters of milk. Home hobbyist only use a small portion of the packet at a time so the difference in gram size doesn't really apply; especially since most home use recipes have you add a tad more culture than needed to make up for such variances. So to answer your question, The size of Flora Danica varies by the manufactures lot. Currently the Flora Danica w are stocking is about 9 grams.

    We say that normally 1 gram equals about 1/2 tsp.
    Hope this helps. There is a better description on our website for DCU (which is the same measurement as Flora Dancia's Units). Here is the link, its at the bottom of the page under, "What in the world is a DCU".

    Hope this helps answer your question.
    GetCulture Staff
  • From Angelina at 09/14/2015 10:47 PM
    I am a newbie to cheese making. I would like to know if I can use this culture to make queso fresco.
    Hello Ange,
    Flora Danica is a great choice for a mesophilic culture to use in the Queso Fresco Recipe! FD is a wonderful culture for softer fresh cheeses!
  • From JOLIE at 03/19/2015 1:52 AM
    Hello Jolie,
    The nutrient that Flora Danica is grown up on is Lactose. I will email you the Product Data Sheet for more information.
    The GetCulture Team
  • From Louise Van Bergen at 04/11/2013 4:25 PM
    I use the MM culture for chevre with goat milk. Delicious results!
    I'd like to make sour cream and creme fresh. Do you have recipes? Is this the right culture: flora danica, or is there a better.
    Hi Louise,
    Flora Danica works very well for both sour cream and creme fraiche. We do have a recipe for sour cream, and will be adding one for creme fraiche very soon. All of our currently-available recipes can be found by following this link:
    GetCulture Support

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  • Author: Angelina
    Absolutely delicious
  • Author: Amy
    This is my absolute favorite culture for chèvre, not lonely is the taste amazing, this culture improves the texture of the chèvre, making it even more creamy.

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