Heirloom Yogurt Starters

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A collection of mesophilic heirloom yogurt starters that can be cultured right on your counter at room temperature, so it’s easy to make these re-usable varieties.

  • Each box contains 2 packets of each culture: Viili, Filmjölk, Piimä, and Matsoni (see more below).
  • Activate 1 packet using 1-2 cups pasteurized milk (store second packet in the freezer as a backup).
  • Cultures on the countertop at room temperature, 70º-77ºF, no appliance required.
  • Suitable for use with pasteurized whole milk and with raw dairy milk, or non-dairy milk with special care.
  • Avoid ultra-pasteurized or UHT milk.
  • Reusable culture: a small amount of each batch can be used to make the next batch to reculture from batch to batch indefinitely.

Heirloom Starter Cultures Included in the Box

  • Viili Starter Culture (5200): A Finnish yogurt variety, Viili is very mild and creamy, with a fairly thick consistency. It’s a versatile favorite that’s perfect on its own or in any yogurt recipe.
  • Filmjölk Starter Culture (5201): Another Finnish variety, Filmjölk has a tangy flavor reminiscent of cheese and a custard-like texture. It’s great with fresh fruit or over pie. Kids love it!
  • Matsoni Starter Culture (5202):  Matsoni, from The Republic of Georgia, has a thin, custard-like texture with notes of honey. Its flavor is the most “yogurty” and is a popular choice for frozen yogurt.
  • Piimä Starter Culture (5203): Piimä, a Scandinavian variety, is very thin and drinkable with a mild flavor. Culture it with cream instead of milk to make a tasty sour cream-like topping.

Which packet is which?

On the instructions page, each yogurt will have a SKU number below the name of the yogurt, and each packet will have a corresponding number.

All the culture packets have a SKU. Viili is 5200, Filmjolk 5201, Matsoni 5202, and Piima 5203.

Ingredients and Allergen Information

  • Organic milk, live active cultures.
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.
  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten free

 Shelf Life

Our Heirloom starter cultures are shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt culture. The starter keeps:

  • At room temperature (68° to 77°F): 3 to 4 months
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 9 months unopened
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12 months unopened

Actual product may differ from image shown above.

Hot SunAll of our starters are sensitive to excessive heat. Once your order has shipped, an e-mail with tracking information will be sent to you. Please use the tracking information to anticipate the arrival of your items so they can be retrieved from the mail-box and stored in the refrigerator promptly.

Additional information

Weight .30 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 1 × 6 in