Skyr Yogurt Starter Culture

Skyr culture technically makes an Icelandic cheese, although it's normally eaten with berries, jam, or other sweet toppings. This is how Skyr ended up in the yogurt aisle in the United States! Our Heirloom Skyr cultures are typically made with skim milk but the rennet helps create a thick, creamy consistency. 

Each bag contains:

  • 2 packets of Skyr yogurt starter culture
  • 2 tablets of rennet

Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.

Shipping and Storage Information:

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

Skyr Yogurt Starter Cultures Ingredients

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

Skyr Yogurt Starter Cultures Allergen Information

 Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.

  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Jane Mack
Tastes Like Cheese

It didn't turn out as I expected, based on buying the "Icelandic Skyr" yogurt. It is fine if you are wanting a soft cheese, like cream cheese.

p kelsall

I haven’t received it yet

Hello, I am sorry to hear that you have not received your order yet. Due to supply chain issues and shipping delays your package might be a little held up. If you could email into with your order number they can help figure out what the issue may be. I will let them know to expect an email!

Rebecca Noble

I really enjoyed making and eating Skye yogurt. I was surprised to find out it is really a cheese!


Followed directions exactly with good results.

Lyndsay Newton
I go the easy route, and it's still good

After seeing that you activate the culture for Skyr the same as other heirloom cultures, I decided to try the Skyr yogurt both ways. I made a batch using rennet (per Skyr instructions), and a batch that I just sat at room temperature without preheating, rennet, or anything (per instructions for other heirlooms). I used whole milk for both. I didn't notice any difference between the two, and I'd rather avoid the rennet AND making half a gallon of yogurt at once (that's a lot to make for a single person!) It's also much thicker than other heirloom cultures. If you appreciate the simplicity of heirloom cultures but would like something thicker (I'd say it's at least twice as thick as Matsoni, which seems to be the thickest of the 4 in the set), try Skyr! You can try it both ways and see which way you like.

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