Purchase Avellana Products

We are pleased to introduce a new Avellana product!

Well, that’s interesting, you might think. But there are lots of vegan cultures available for purchase. What’s different about this one?

At Avellana, we strive toward utilizing the best product for the job at hand. In vegan cheese making, the culture is incredibly important. Avellana vegan cultures are different from the other vegan cultures available online in a few very important ways.

  1. Look at how cute this scoop is! Our culture is so potent, you only need about 15 grains to culture an entire quart of milk, therefore, you get this adorable scoop.
  2. Our cultures do not contain any thickeners or preservatives. Most commercially produced vegan cultures contain fructo-oligosaccharides such as maltodextrin.
  3. Our cultures do not contain soy or gluten. Many commercially produced vegan cultures are fermented on barley or soy, which can impart trace amounts to the final product.
  4. Because of the super high potency of our product, just a tiny bit does a massive amount of work, making it incredibly cost effective. Other brands of culture require more than 10x the product to do the same job. With our pricing, you can culture a quart of yogurt for 12-15 cents! Plus, using our extra strength culture saves time, energy, and space.
  5. The strength of Avellana cultures reduces the amount of work that can be required for some other yogurt recipes. You don’t need to heat up the milk to a certain temperature, just put the culture in and ferment it. No mess, no fuss.
  6. Because this product is dry, it will remain viable in the refrigerator for a VERY long time, potentially years (this product has been tested as being viable for two years without refrigeration [NOT recommended for optimum use]).
  7. You will get the same results, every time. We used to use commercially produced yogurts as starters, but some would have very little results (likely because the probiotic activity was low) and contained undesirable ingredients like sugar, thickeners, and preservatives.

With 150 billion culture forming units per gram, this is a super vibrant fermentation mix. Unlike many other cultures, this product is completely free of dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, casein, yeast, artificial flavoring, artificial coloring, preservatives or genetically modified ingredients. Other brands of culture can also fizzle in strength over time. Avellana cultures retain their effectiveness like few other products on the market.  To retain maximum effectiveness, keep the culture sealed and refrigerated.

If you want the best results, you need to start with the best ingredients, and the culture you use is foundational to success.


  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactobacilus acidophilus
  • Lactobacilus lactis
  • Bifidobacterium lactis

Directions: Add a tiny pinch (one blue scoop or .01-.02 gram) of culture to one quart of milk of your choice. You will think it can’t be enough, but it is! Stir and ferment at around 100 degrees for 8-10 hours or until milk thickens into yogurt. The two gram package pictured above will make 100 quarts of final product if directions are followed.


Some non-dairy milks will thicken better than others because of the nature of their proteins. Some may separate into curd and “whey.” You can still eat the yogurt if it separates. Some recipes will require removal of the extra liquid.

Test your fermentation station before you get started! It’s important that you have a strong enough and consistent enough heat source to culture your dairy free milks. Get a thermometer gauge (available online or at any hardware store) and test your station to be sure you can keep your temperature consistent.

Avellana Vegan Cultures

A super potent culturing mix for making dairy free yogurts and cheeses. (Cost includes shipping.)



A super potent culturing mix for making dairy free yogurts and cheeses. (Cost includes shipping TO CANADA)


16 thoughts on “Purchase Avellana Products

  1. I am very interested in this cheese. I have a soy allergy. Can someone tell me if this product contains soy? Thank you.

    • The culture that we presently use is grown on soy and so imparts an infinitesimal amount of soy to our cheese. We are in process of shifting to a new culture to eliminate soy altogether, but won’t be there for another few months.

  2. Is there a reason you don’t list the retail places we can get your cheese at? Like Vegan Haven in Seattle?

  3. Hi, I was hoping to purchase more vegan cheese from you guys. I,m across the hall at hummingbird at the restaurant. Looking forward to getting some more.

  4. Hello,

    I was told today by a Vegan Essentials rep that they are discontinuing your product line from their website. I am based in L.A. And love your product. May I buy from you direct?

    Thank you!

  5. How can I find out when the culture will arrive at Antioch , TN 37013. order was sent in Mon. night and would be mailed next day. I thought it would arrive Thursday 2-15-18. There is no Number to call. Gladys

    • Hi Gladys! I did send out the order on Tuesday! It will likely arrive today, Thursday 2-15–18. I will email you again with a phone number to call if it doesn’t arrive in the next day or so. Thanks for your purchase!

  6. Hello-
    My husband ordered your yogurt starter on 2/17/2018. It arrived 2/27/2018 and I am in Northern CA. Do you know if the starter is still good? I have not used it yet.

    • Hi there! I’m surprised it took so long to arrive, since we’re just up here in Oregon! The starter will be just fine to use. It’s been designed for travel and stability tested for several months in various temperatures with very minimal effects on potency. You may use without concern!

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