$2.99 – $14.99
Our Filmjolk starter makes genuine Swedish Filmjolk of exceptional quality with traditional Filmjolk taste, consistency, taste and aroma. Our Filmjolk has a mild taste with just a slightly tartness and a smooth custard-like consistency.
Simply select a pack size and enjoy some great Filmjolk!
This is an authentic Filmjolk heirloom starter. Each pack contains loose powder mix, in perfect proportions, of the strains required to make the perfect Filmjolk.
Filmjolk yoghurt is a mesophilic yogurt with a mild, buttermilk like taste that is uniquely Swedish. Filmjolk has been consumed in Sweden for hundreds of years. It is very close to buttermilk – a tart fermented milk with a creamy viscous consistency that makes it perfect for drinking. It has, in recent years, gained a world popularity much similar to Bulgarian yogurt.
Our Filmjolk starter makes genuine Swedish Filmjolk of exceptional quality with classic Filmjolk taste, thickness and aroma.
This is a heirloom Filmjolk starter with live active bacteria, which means that you can reuse Filmjolk from your previous batch to culture your new batch, for as long as you wish.
The starter contains lactic acid cultures isolated from natural sources in ecologically preserved areas in Sweden and Bulgaria. It is fully natural and organic with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors. It contains no GMO ingredients and it is soy and gluten free. Halal. Kosher.
Live active lactic acid cultures of Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus Thermophilus, Lactococcus Lactis and Leuconostoc Mesenteroides.
Store the Filmjolk starter packs in the FREEZER.
Use by the date indicated on the label.
The starter packs have 2 years of shelf live. Use by the date indicated on the label.
Additional product information is available below and on the Swedish Filmjolk Starter product information page.
Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis, Leuconostos Mesenteroides, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Streptococcus Thermophilus
> 25 billion CFU/g, 100% potency guaranteed
Heirloom Filmjolk Starter
100% natural, No additives, No preservatives, Gluten free, Soy free, GMO free, Halal, Kosher
Made in Bulgaria, Original Swedish recipe
2+ years at -15 C (in the freezer), 1-2 years at 4 C (in the fridge), Up to 1 year at ambient temperature
Store in FREEZER
|Milk Type To Use With||
Dairy milk OK, Non-dairy milk OK, Vegan milk OK, Excellent for yogurt drinks, Excellent for frozen yogurts too
Freeze-dried live active lactic acid cultures — Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus Thermophilus, Lactococcus Lactis and Leuconostoc Mesenteroides.
The starter contains nothing more than the strains it is made of and a very small quantity of dried organic skim milk powder. It is the medium on which the strains grow and some of it gets packaged together with them. The milk powder is completely consumed by the bacteria during incubation so there is none of it in the finished product. See some more information about our lactose free and vegan starters.
The starter is fully natural and organic with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors. It contains no GMO ingredients. It is soy, nuts, and gluten free.
Activity and Strength
1 gram of starter contains at least 25 billion colony-forming unit (2.5 x 1010 CFU/g) of lactic acid probiotic bacteria strains.
100% potency guaranteed. 100% viability guaranteed.
This is an heirloom starter with freeze-dried live active bacteria.
Each sachet contains loose powder mix, in perfect proportions, of the strains required to make excellent Swedish Filmjolk.
The exact amount of starter varies per pack and is indicated, in grams, under your selected pack size on the product purchase page.
More information about various pack sizes and their contents can be found here.
Filmjolk Making Instructions
It is super easy to make Swedish Filmjolk using our Bacillus Bulgaricus starter. We have included two sets of instructions how to make Filmjolk:
- The traditional method for making Swedish Filmjolk – if you prefer to make your Filmjolk the conventional way, manually or with the help of a yogurt-making machine.
- A fail proof method for making Swedish Filmjolk – if you have difficulties getting good results with the traditional method or would like to get your results faster, try this fail-proof manual method instead.
Why get the Bacillus Bulgaricus Filmjolk Starter
You should buy this Filmjolk starter if you are looking for a no-fuss Filmjolk starter which is easy to use, performs consistently and reliably and makes absolutely delicious Swedish Filmjolk.
When you make your own Filmjolk you are in control of all the ingredients so you know what you are putting in your body. Swedish Filmjolk made with Bacillus Bulgaricus starters is full of gut-healthy probiotics that are great for your health. Our Filmjolk starter is heirloom which means that you can make endless batches of Filmjolk saving a ton of money while eating healthy – an absolute win-win!
The packs are packaged and labeled with the grams they contain and the volume those grams make when used entirely in one go.
The packs are intended for single use, or their contents could be split for multiple use (with the exception of the Sourdough starter which should always be used in one go).
When you split the pack, take out as much as you need to make your yogurt, then reseal and refreeze the remaining starter for later. Make sure you store the sachets in a way that prevents moisture from getting in, i.e. well closed in a Ziploc bag or wrapped around and fastened with a rubber band.When you split the contents of the pack and use less starter amount to make smaller volumes, keep in mind that you are also reducing the total amount of yogurt that you can make from the pack (read more on that here).
Refer to this page to see the gram to Liters (gallons) chart and to find out how much starter to use for different volumes of milk.
Bacillus Bulgaricus starters are easy to use and are strong enough to make sure that the fermentation process completes naturally and smoothly, under the right conditions.
If you ever need help with using our products or troubleshooting your fermentation method, simply contact us with any questions and we’ll be happy to help.
You can also fill out this help form and we’ll get back to you in no time.
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