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"Easy and delicious!"

This could not be any easier! It is strikingly easy to culture and very forgiving of mistakes. We love the convenience of being able to make our own yogurt. We have four types going at any given time and the kids love it too!

- RUnnnermom

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, Matsoni, and Piimä (see more below).
  • Activate 1 packet using 1-2 cups pasteurized milk (store 2nd packet in the freezer as a back-up).
  • These starters culture on the countertop at room temperature, 70º-77ºF, no yogurt maker is 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.
  • Re-usable culture: a small amount of each batch can be used to make the next batch and recultures from batch to batch indefinitely.
  • You can find instructions for using this culture 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.
  • Refrigeration recommended.
  • Use by date on box.

 

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UPC 00814598020490

Reviews

10 Reviews For "Heirloom Yogurt Starter Cultures"

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  1. great

    by Equestrienne on 04/25/2018

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    I used Villa Yogurt ... kept it going for more than a year. I used it to make my morning smoothie every day. Love it. This time, to hurry it up, I put some heat with it but forgot about it. I feared I'd cooked it. But it's fine and I'm back on board! Looking forward to trying the other varieties.

  2. great product

    by Michael on 04/23/2018

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    Shipping cost was outrageous, but the product is great.

  3. Still experimenting

    by Phina on 04/23/2018

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    but it's been fun so far. I had to pay attention to the encouragement that came with them. My second round with the first culture took. I love the fact that I can make a small quantity of yogurt with no fuss.

  4. Fantastic. Easy. Delicious.

    by Arch on 04/08/2018

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    Fantastic. Easy. Delicious.

  5. My Favorite Yet

    by Sofya on 04/04/2018

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    I have had great success with all of the starters. They are all delicious in their own way and so easy to make! I use non-homogenized, pasteurized whole milk from a local dairy. I waited a long time to try these out and am so glad I finally purchased them. I prefer these to kefir - they are a bit easier.

  6. not happy

    by Neila on 03/06/2018

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    Half the cultures were unmarked so that I could not tell which one was which. I tried one at random but the yogurt smelled bad. I couldn't bring myself to eat it but my dog liked it.

    Response from CFH: We are so sorry for the trouble! We tried to reach out to you several times but sadly to no avail. We are here to help, so please contact us so we can assist you with the cultures - sometimes it's something as simple as the incorrect milk accidentally used or the temperature was not quite spot on. We want to assist!

  7. Love it!

    by Lyndsay on 02/18/2018

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    I love this set of starters. I bought it once a few years back, and eventually stopped making yogurt due to some time issues. But after a while I started longing for homemade yogurt, and I went for this set again. The four types are all awesome in their own special way, and you don't need to buy fancy equipment to culture them. The only thing that's difficult is picking which ones to culture, because trying to keep up with all 4 cultures is madness. I've had zero issues using it with all kinds of whole milk - I was always very careful to make sure I did NOT get ultra-pasteurized, a process that seemed to be used for 95% of organic milk.

  8. So far great

    by Agavegal on 12/23/2017

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    I’ve only used the Finnish starter in Fairlife whole milk. After 24 hours I thought it might be a fail because it still looked and tasted like milk but later that evening it was great, thick yogurt. It was so thick I didn’t need to strain it! Wonderful flavor too.

  9. Great Find!!!

    by Dave on 12/20/2017

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    It's awesome that you guys offer these somewhat obscure types of yogurt! Were totally off grid and the mesophylic cultures are perfect for us.....trouble free and easy for the kids! We gave all our children some in their Christmas stockings this year and they were actually excited about it! Win-win-win!!

  10. good stuff

    by Bretta on 12/12/2017

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    I'm on my 4th week, I ordered the variety pack and so far the Finish yogurt is what I've been making. Once you get the activation routine down you can make a batch in 30 minutes. Then put it in your jar and yogurt maker, and enjoy. I have found the FavOrit Swiss preserves the best for fruit on the bottom. If you know anybody or if you eat lots of yogurt I recommend the Heirloom cultures.

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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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  • From Sara E. at 11/24/2017 12:02 PM
    • Just wondering if one CAN use a yogurt maker with these mesophilic cultures, or if they can ONLY be cultured at room temp? What would happen if we used a yogurt maker with these cultures?
      Thank You!

    • Great question! They can only be used at room temperature, 70-77ºF to be exact. If you used a yogurt maker the bacteria would die and never have a chance. If you need help with keeping the room warm, see here for some ideas: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/cold-weather-winter-care-starter-cultures-foods
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  • From Vance at 4/20/2017 1:07 AM
  • From Samantha at 12/8/2016 8:04 PM
    • I want to order some of the yogurt cultures , however I live in Canada and I was wondering if the bacteria will survive the shipping as they may experience elevated temperatures in transit.
    • Our cultures are dehydrated for safe shipping and do well in transit.
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  • From Laura K at 9/27/2016 4:30 PM
  • From Linda at 9/17/2016 5:53 PM
    • I am reading "Nourishing Traditions" and am looking for the piima powder used for making piima milk. Is this the piima powder they are talking about?
      Thank you!
    • This is the yogurt culture to make Piima yogurt. You may need to check with authorities from Nourishing Traditions to see if this can be used to make milk in accordance with their book, but this culture is a yogurt culture.
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  • From Rozenkruetz at 8/13/2016 3:50 PM
    • Can you tell me what kind of Viili it is? Is it short strand, long stand (stringy), and/or fuzzy?
    • This is a Finnish yogurt variety, Viili is very mild and creamy, with a fairly thick consistency. It is not the "ropey" variety.
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  • From Momofgirlsw/curls at 7/9/2016 10:53 AM
    • Can you please tell me which type of cultures/probiotics are in each type of the heirloom starters. Thank you.
    • Unfortunately, we do not have a list of specific bacteria in the heirloom yogurt cultures.

      They generally have a few strains, but we do not test individual batches of our heirloom yogurt for bacteria content; therefore we cannot make any guarantees as to the exact probiotic makeup of the cultures. Heirlooms can change slightly from batch to batch, and since it is not a lab created strain, it will not work for consistent testing.

      We do have a great list of our cultures here at this link, which can show you the resulting flavor and texture of the yogurts:

      http://www.culturesforhealth.com/choosing-a-yogurt-starter-culture
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