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Vegan Lactobacillus acidophilus | starter culture for vegan yoghurt and cheese


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Our vegan acidophilus starter culture is great culture to add to your vegan yoghurt or vegan cheese to improve it’s flavor and give it more probiotic qualities.

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Our vegan acidophilus starter culture is great culture to add to your vegan yoghurt or vegan cheese to improve it’s flavor and give it more probiotic qualities.

What is yoghurt?

Yoghurt, aka yogurt, is the best known fermented milk in the world. It is obtained by the fermentation of milk produced by two lactic bacteria that act in symbiosis: Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.

Vegan yogurt packs fiber, calcium, and protein into your diet—not to mention probiotics, which are great for digestive health. As more consumers are ditching dairy it is easier than ever to find great vegan options at your local grocery store. But making it fresh at home with our our Vegan yoghurt starter cultures has an unparalelled taste, and shows your friends how easy it is to produce non-industrial vegan dairy!  Once you try our vegan yoghurt starter cultures, we guarantee that you’ll be hooked!

About our vegan acidophilus starter culture

Lactobacillus acidophilus literally means ‘acid-loving milk-bacillus‘. When the bacteria lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium are added, dextrorotatory lactic acid is formed. The taste is therefore a bit softer and the yogurt is easier to digest. Furthermore, L. acidophilus may help lower cholesterol. It also protects against unwanted pathogen growth such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, and Clostridium perfringens.  Tasty, improved digestion and lower cholesterol…vegan acidophilus- you’ll love it!

Yogurt with probiotic bacteria 

Yogurt is a healthy and nutritious food consumed around the world. Though it’s traditionally made from cow’s milk, vegan versions use nondairy plant sources like almonds, soy, coconuts, peas, or cashews. Notably, most vegan yogurts include live active cultures, which are probiotics — or beneficial gut bacteria — that support healthy digestion. Lactobacillus acidophilus has many claims made of health benefits when consumed, generally by improving or restoring the gut flora.

Like vegan?

Check out our selection of vegan dairy starter cultures and tools for home fermentation. Vegan cheese, vegan yoghurt, vegan kefir and more.

Micro-organisms in our vegan acidophilus

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus, suitable for vegans.


  • 3 grams, for 3 kg of substrate (usually more substrate can be used)
  • 100% natural ingredients.
  • Bacteria produced in non-dairy milk
  • Without thickeners, preservatives or colorants.
  • Hecho En España

Why a dried starter?

  • dried starters have a long shelf life
  • easy to ship / take with you, also abroad
  • does not deteriorate due to transport
  • light in weight (shipping costs)
  • you can buy the starter even if you do not intend to make vegan yoghurt immediately
  • you can save a part in case the quality of your fresh yoghurt deteriorates
  • after activation, the effect of dried yoghurt as a starter is identical to fresh yoghurt

Storage instructions

In the fridge or freezer. Save the dried yogurt starter in a ziploc bag after use, or vacuumsealed. Shelf life is at least a year in the freezer, but probably longer.

How to use vegan L. acidophilus

Please add this starter culture as an additional culture to your home made vegan yoghurt, soy yoghurt or vegan cheese. It’s not commonly used as a sole starter culture for making vegan yoghurt/cheese.

How do I make vegan 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.

Buy vegan acidophilus?

Order your vegan acidophilus starter at starterculturen.eu, your webshop for all your tempeh, koji and tofu and vegan fermentation. By Meneer Wateetons, Dutch author of the reference books Over Rot (2015) and Over Inpakken (2020). We will ship the same day that you order (weekdays before 15:00).  Questions about how to use the vegan acidophilus yoghurt starter? Ask them in our chat- we’ll resolve it.

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 cheesevegan blue cheese starter kits 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.

3 reviews for Vegan Lactobacillus acidophilus | starter culture for vegan yoghurt and cheese

  1. Kash Toekoen

    nlNorth Holland, Netherlands

    Haven't used the products yet?  :

    a bit expensive, but better available then other shops. Sending bubble enveloppe is cheaper.