TA 61 Thermophilic Starter Culture



  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • SKU: DCM020 Category:


    TA 61 Thermophilic starter culture can be used to make a variety of hard Italian and Swiss style cheese including Parmesan, Romano, Mozzarella, Provolone, Emmenthaler/Swiss.
    The active Temperature range for this culture is 68-125°F with optimum acid production at 104-108°F.
    Many of the above suggested cheeses are heated to around 122-128°F, this culture will have little to no acid produced at these high temperatures. Although this culture does not thrive in these hot temperatures, it survives quite well. As the temperature of the cooling cheese falls into the cultures optimum temperature range it begins proper acid production.

    Store in the freezer

    50 DCU

    Inoculates approximately 250 gallons of milk. Can be divided into 25 gallon batches for farmstead use, or 8-10 gallon batches for home use.

    Danisco Choozit

    Kosher Info
    Kosher certificate available upon request

    Use approximately 1/2 tsp for 6-12 gallons of milk. This is an estimated guide for usage. Setting temperature, stage of milk and type of cheese will call for specific amounts to reach proper acidification rate.
    Reduce culture amount by 25-50% when using raw milk.


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