Sourdough Starter
Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter

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About Sourdough Starter

This freeze-dried sourdough starter is made from the same starter we have been using at Sunrise Flour Mill for the past six years. Now, using freeze-dried technology, we are able to mail samples of this starter nationwide to help people start baking their own delicious and nutritious sourdough bread!

Like the well-known San Francisco Sourdough, every sourdough starter has a story, lore, or mythology about its origin. This sourdough strain originally came from Italy. It was brought to us by a friend who came across it while traveling in Bolivia. Her Italian friend in Bolivia told her the starter had been maintained for over 100 years and had some very unique characteristics.

Our friend shared some with us and insisted this was a special starter. We quickly discovered it was indeed special, and the rest is history!

What is Heritage wheat?

Heritage Wheat-The Way Wheat Used to Be:

Heritage wheat was the predominant wheat grown in America up until the 1950’s. Many people find it more digestible than modern wheat. Its long deep root system allowed it to survive the Dust Bowl, and gave the Midwest its famous nickname “The a Bread Basket”. Heritage wheat was a staple in every household. The history of it can be tracked to biblical times and has been responsible for nourishing generations. It was grown before the introduction of intensive scientific plant breeding.This wheat is experiencing a resurgence.


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Amanda S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

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Kimberly F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Sour Doigh Starter

Instructions were easy to follow. Just got to our first bake day and the turn out was amazing!

Antone R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Starter worked will for me - just a matter of learning how to make sourdough bread.

Amy Z.
United States United States
I recommend this product


Exceptional flour, truly made a difference in all the bread I have made since receiving. I will be a repeat customer and know I will receive a well packaged, timely and miracle of a flour.

Paulette J.
United States United States

Mega grower!

This starter is super active and keeps on working! Lol, just don't feed it daily for a week, bahahaha! Big mistake, but laughed so hard!

Sarah O.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Wonderful flavor

This starter makes great bread with the most marvelous sourdough flavor - my husband can barely wait for it to cool before devouring it! Interesting that the bread seems to last a good two weeks without developing mold.

Jo Y.
United States United States

Sourdough starter

Wonderful starter

Linda D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Sourdough starter

I have tried getting a sourdough starter to flourish and have been unsuccessful. Until I bought this one! Within just a couple of days it began bubbling and growing. I am so thrilled that I can now begin my sourdough journey with the help Sunrise starter and flour.

Terri G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great starter!

We have been using your starter and the whole family loves the flavor of our sourdough bread with it!

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hillary b.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Should have bought from the start..

I had been trying to make my own starter with no luck. I had been through several until I saw an add online for this starter and purchased it immediately. Best decision I could have made. I have made several successful sourdough loaves with this.

Jacqueline M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great shortcut to sourdough.

I love the freeze dried starter. It shortens the time to make a starter and it’s also cost effective. Less flour for feedings.

Matt E.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love it

Making the best sourdough bread ever :)

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J C.
United States United States

Pleasant aroma to the starter

I found the step-by-step starter instructions easy to follow. And it is alive! It smells to me like a rye bread from a deli. Not sure if that is what it is supposed to smell like, but I find the aroma very pleasant. Glad you included a recipe. Tomorrow is the first day I will be able to bake. Looking forward to the new experience of bread making!

Angela N.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love the sourdough starter and rye flour

Great instructions for the sourdough! I made a rustic sourdough rye loaf. It came out perfect!

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Connie G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Reconstituted perfectly - producing delicious bread!

The directions were clear (for a novice) - both for reconstituting the starter and for making the bread. I haven't been able to eat wheat for years, but can eat this sourdough bread (made with Sunrise flours) and actually feel good from it.

Carrie H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love your products

We discovered your company a few years ago and are so thrilled that we did! Your flours are delicious and make baking for my family with gluten sensitivities so much easier. The breads, cookies and cakes that I make using your flours are so much more palatable!! Thank you!

Megan J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Easy to use, great instructions, and great flavor

Bethany T.
United States United States

Versatile, active and great flavor

Easy to start, easy to maintain and provides a lighter, tangy sourdough flavor. Perfect for people like me who don’t really love the very sour. If you want to play with it or work with it to make it stronger “sour” flavor, that is possible too. I use it for rustic loaves, chocolate sourdough quickbread, pancakes, cookies and anything else I can throw it in!

Jacque N.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Start a starter

All this fuss about sourdough. It seems as though your flour is perfect for the commercial yeasts. Plenty of flavor, reliable texture. Where exactly is the downside to that?

Catherine D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

In love!!

This starter worked out amazing. I have jars and jars of starter waiting to be bread. The bread was absolutely delicious! I followed all the rules on the provided instructions (and asked a couple questions in the heritage group on fb) and had some amazing sourdough. It was the perfect amount of sour for me. I’ve also used my discard for chocolate chip sourdough cookies. Another HUGE hit! I can’t wait to get working on the next sourdough creations.

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