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"A sad waste of good milk"

I have made my own thermophilic yogurt before using plain yogurt as a starter culture, so I was excited to try the filmjolk mesophilic starter, which used to be sold separately. I followed the directions exactly, and after 12 hours nothing had happened except a thin ring of yogurt-like milk around...

- Mel

Heirloom Yogurt Starter Cultures

SKU: 7306
$19.99

Availability: In stock

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Our collection of mesophilic heirloom yogurt starters 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 2nd packet in the freezer as a back-up).
  • 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 and recultures from batch to batch indefinitely.
  • Instructions for using this culture may be found here.
  • Having trouble making yogurt? Browse our Yogurt Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

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.

 

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

 

Shipping Information and 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

 

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Reviews

2 Reviews For "Heirloom Yogurt Starter Cultures"

  1. Great culture!

    by Tilin on 01 Mon,2016

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    More than enough starter packets to start and maintain. Thumbs up!

  2. A sad waste of good milk

    by Mel on 01 Sat,2016

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    I have made my own thermophilic yogurt before using plain yogurt as a starter culture, so I was excited to try the filmjolk mesophilic starter, which used to be sold separately. I followed the directions exactly, and after 12 hours nothing had happened except a thin ring of yogurt-like milk around the top, so I followed the suggestion and let it go another 12 hours. Opened the lid to find stinky spoiled milk. I used the second packet of cultures to start a second batch. This time, I put it in the fridge after the first 12 hours, even though there was still only that thin ring. I followed the suggestion to use a tablespoon of that batch to start a new batch, and still got the same result. Definitely not yogurt; not even thin yogurt. Fortunately my community has a compost drop-off site that accepts dairy products so I didn't have to just dump all of that milk down the drain, but I'm still sad to waste it.

    Response from CFH: We're sorry for the disappointment! We are here to troubleshoot, so please don't hesitate to contact us! We are confident we can save your cultures and make it right.

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Ingredients

  • 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

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