Heirloom Yogurt Starter Cultures


Our Heirloom Starter Culture Variety Pack is perfect for beginners! It doesn't require the use of a yogurt maker and can culture right on your countertop - just add milk. 

For this variety pack, we’ve carefully collected four of our favorite Scandinavian yogurt strains - sample rich, custard-like Filmjolk; drinkable Piima; mild, creamy Viili; and honey-scented Matsoni.

Try them all and find what you like best!

  • Heirloom Starter Cultures Included in the bag:
    • Viili Starter Culture: 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: Another Finnish variety, Filmjölk has a tangy flavor reminiscent of cheese and a custard-like texture. 
    • Matsoni Starter Culture:  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: 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.
  • Instructions for using these cultures are included and may be found here.

Ingredients Information

  • Organic milk, dehydrated live cultures.
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Allergen Information

  •  Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Contains: milk
  • Gluten-free

  • Our Heirloom yogurt starter cultures are shipped in barrier-sealed packets as freeze-dried yogurt cultures. 
  • Refrigeration recommended.
  • Use by date on bag.


  • 1 packet of dehydrated Heirloom Yogurt Starter Culture
  • Milk (we recommend using whole pasteurized milk and avoiding ultra-pasteurized or UHT milk)


  • A glass container
  • Tight-weave cloth or paper coffee filter (to cover the container)
  • Rubber band to secure the cover to the jar
  • Non-aluminum mixing utensil

Customer Reviews

Based on 264 reviews
Renee Nienhuis
Excellent Heirloom Yogurt

I’m new to yogurt making. The instructions and starter cultures led to great success. Tasty, easy yogurt. We will continue to try new strains. Thank you!

Hi Renee, so glad to hear this! We have plenty of options so I am sure you will have a fun time with them!!

Jampal Namgel
So easy

The culture was much easier to use than I thought and the flavor is mellow and delicious

marissa Taylor
lost package

Never received the items I ordered. When I placed the order I did not realised the address was wrong but I could not change it on the internet. I tried calling your company but no live customer service and sent an email immediately. The items I ordered by sent the next day. Tried contacting DHL and USPS but no help

Joy Kunkel

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