Make vegan cheese with our real, but vegan, cheese starters. This starter contains a strong protective bacterium, a gas-forming proprion bacteria, which helps the formation of beautiful ‘eyes’ in your cheese.
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What is vegan cheese
Vegan or vegetable cheese is not made from milk, but from another vegetable base product. Vegan cheese usually consists of nuts, nutritional yeast and oil. Cashew nuts are extremely popular among vegan cheeses, because of their soft taste and creamy texture. But almonds are also a popular ingredient to make vegan cheese.
Why a vegan cheese starter culture
To get a good fermentation (acidification and flavor formation) you need a cheese starter culture. However, most starter cultures available are not vegan. The vegan starter cultures of Startercultures.eu are. The use of vegan yogurt or vinegar as a starter culture, for example, also has disadvantages because these bacteria are not specifically intended for cheese. The vegan cheese starter cultures from startercultures.eu are.
Also for regular cheese
The fact that our starters are vegan doesn’t mean that can only be used for vegan cheese. They are perfectly suitable for regular cheeses as well.
Our vegan cheese starter culture variants
We have three variants: starter I, II and (new!) III, each with their own flavor profile. Try them all!
Vegan cheese starter culture I
Starter I contains Lactobacillus helveticus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. The first is a well-known cheese bacterium that is often found in particularly Alpine cheeses, such as Comté, Gruyère, Emmenthal, fontina, Asiago and taleggio. Lactobacillus rhamnosus is also a well-known dairy and cheese bacteria known for its probiotic properties.
Vegan cheese starter culture II
Starter II contains Lactobacillus sakei, which is a very strong protective bacterium, excellent in keeping unwanted bacteria out. In addition, starter II contains a gas-forming proprion bacteria, which helps the formation of beautiful ‘eyes’ in your cheese.
New! Vegan cheese starter culture III
Consists of L. lactis en L. cremoris with its main purpose to acidify and accompany fermentation without adding flavors foreign to the vegetable substrate. So it’s a very pure and clean starter.
Also check our vegan molds for your own vegan camembert or roquefort cheese!
- 3 grams
- Contents: starter cultures
- enough for about 3 kg of vegan cheese
- Micro-organisms: Lactobacillus helveticus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus
- Made in Spain
- Allergens: none
In the fridge or freezer. Shelf life is about 2 years in the freezer. Preferably use at once.
How do I make vegan cheese
Recommended dosage: 1 gram for every kg of cheese.
Do you want to learn how to make vegan cheese yourself? Our friends of fullofplants.com offer a great FREE ebook with recipes if you subscribe to their mailinglist.
Online on demand workshop ‘how to make vegan cheese at home’ (subtitled)
During this English subtitled workshop you will learn the theory and practice of making vegan cheeses at home, with a focus on vegan camembert and vegan blue cheese . Foodwriter ‘Meneer Wateetons’, author of several books on fermentation and alternative food preparation techniques, will teach you all about fermentation, curing salts, food safety, pH, starter cultures, molds and drying conditions. Click here for more info.
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