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Tempeh Starter Culture - Rhizopus Oryzae

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Make up to 10kg of homemade tempeh with 25g of this high-quality tempeh starter culture!

Discover one of the most rewarding fermentations by making your own tempeh mycelium from this Rhizopus oryzae tempeh culture.

Finding a good tempeh starter in Canada used to be hard, but not anymore!

Tempeh, a traditional Indonesian food, is traditionally prepared from soybeans fermented by a microscopic fungus.

The result is a plant-based protein rich in fibre, low in fat, with a delicious taste of hazelnuts and mushrooms. Tempeh can be made from any type of legume: beans, peas, broad beans, chickpeas, lentils... It's time to explore!

Check out our tempeh recipe to learn how to make your own tempeh.



  • Ingredients: Rice, soy, Rhizopus oryzae
  • Origin: Belgium.
  • Weight: 25g, or 500g
  • Rhizopus spores: 8 million/g
  • GMO-free
  • Kosher certified
  • Storage: 12 months in the freezer

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Learning experience

I had a few rough starts with this starter but after contacting the friendly helpful people at Fermentation Revolution I was able to make a great batch of tempeh. They responded with insightful questions and helped me troubleshoot. I did find I needed a bit more of the spores than the instructions indicated but was happy with my results.

Liz Duchene

I bought this and have used it twice with my new proofer. It worked perfectly. The instruction videos are very helpful too. Homemade tempeh is so much more delicious.

Worked perfectly

Used this to make adzuki bean tempeh a while ago and it worked perfectly. Grew quick and easily

Worked perfectly - delicious tempeh

Tempeh is certainly a bit tricky to make but the starter worked perfectly. Made two huge bricks of tempeh just like in the pictures. Homemade tempeh seriously tastes way way better than anything I've bought in the store as well. Definitely worth it.

It didn't work

Tried it twice and both times the mold simply would not form. Either I had a bad batch or I followed by directions (two different online recipes) or I am just stupid; but $19 is a lot to pay for a 48 hour experiment that fails twice.

Hi Andrew!
We are really sorry your tempeh didn't work out!
We work with professional tempeh makers (who use our culture) to develop some tutorial and tips for helping everyone to succeed with their tempeh making. Until then, we contacted you by email to ask some question about your process! Together, I'm sure we'll be able to pinpoint what happened! Let us know if we can be of any help.
Best regards
FR's team

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