Starter cultures for other fermented dairy products

Starter cultures for other fermented dairy products

With more than 140 years of experience in starter cultures for dairy products, Chr. Hansen offers a wide range of cultures for fermented dairy products and solutions for many specialized dairy product categories. Thanks to innovation and continuous two-way relationship with customers Chr. Hansen can offer convenience and consistent quality of its products.

Some of the popular dairy products for which we can offer starter cultures from Chr. Hansen are:


Skyr is a traditional dairy product from Iceland. It is made from fermented and concentrated milk. In addition to its silky texture Skyr attracts with its innovative and modern nutritional profile – high protein content, low fat and low carbohydrate content. The traditional Icelandic recipe is enjoying a growing demand all over the world in recent years.

Nutritional values of Skyr:

  • About 11% of proteins
  • 3% carbohydrates
  • 0.2% fat
  • High in content of calcium and vitamins, which are naturally found in dairy products.

Chr. Hansen has developed excellent solutions to support you in the production of authentic Skyr. If you are interested, please contact us.



Kefir is a fermented milk product made by a complex mixture of lactic acid bacteria and yeast.

It is traditionally made with Kefir grains originated from Caucasus mountains and is consumed plain with no aromas or flavors added.

Originating from Eastern Europe, Kefir is now gaining ground as a new global trend. If you want to become part of the new trend in the dairy market, we offer an unique solution from Chr. Hansen – eXact® Kefir12, which is unique because it contains 12 live bacteria. In combination with Yoflex® cultures, it reinvents the kefir category with tasty FeelGood kefir with 14 live bacteria.

The benefits of FeelGood Kefir are:

  • A product with a strong heritage
  • Naturally healthy
  • FeelGood Kefir is a “super” version of kefir with 14 live bacteria
  • Delicious flavor
  • Smooth and soft texture
  • Clean label

Read more about the Kefir starter culture here in our next topic.

Starter cultures for direct inoculation are sold for direct inoculation into processed milk such as frozen pellets or as lyophilized granules. The main advantages from the use of starter cultures from direct inoculation are:

  1. Convenience and cost reduction
  2. Security
  3. Consistent action
  4. Flexibility
  5. New and interesting cultures

For more information about the products from this category, you can contact the representatives of Chr. Hansen in Bulgaria:

eng. Ivaylo Tonev,  

eng. Dejan Ristov,    

or us:, tel.: +359 2 938 51 05   


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