€2.69 – €13.99
Our Skyr starter makes genuine Icelandic Skyr of exceptional quality with classic Skyr taste, thickness, mild acidity and aroma. Our Skyr has a thick and creamy consistency and a characteristic mild flavor.
Simply select a pack size and enjoy some great Skyr!
This is an authentic Skyr heirloom starter. Each pack contains loose powder mix, in perfect proportions, of the two strains required to make the perfect Skyr — lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus.
Skyr is an Icelandic dairy product, and it’s been a staple food of Icelanders for thousands of years and has, in recent years, gained a world popularity much similar to Bulgarian yogurt.
Skyr has a slightly sour dairy flavor, though much milder than the tangy Bulgarian yogurt. It is thick and creamy, similar to the Greek yogurt, but has a milder flavor. It is thick, creamy and delicious and is best served cold.
Our Skyr starter makes genuine Icelandic Skyr of exceptional quality with classic Skyr taste, thickness, mild acidity and aroma. Our Skyr has a thick and creamy consistency and its characteristic mild flavor. Our Skyr is the only original Icelandic Skyr recipe using heirloom cultures that is available anywhere in the world.
This is a heirloom yogurt starter with live active bacteria, which means that you can reuse yogurt 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 Iceland 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.
Store the Skyr 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 Icelandic Skyr Starter product information page.
Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Streptococcus Thermophilus
> 25 billion CFU/g, 100% potency guaranteed
Heirloom Skyr Starter
100% natural, No additives, No preservatives, Gluten free, Soy free, GMO free, Halal, Kosher
Made in Bulgaria, Original Icelandic 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, Any milk you want to turn into Skyr, Excellent for yogurt drinks, Excellent for frozen yogurts too
Freeze-dried live active lactic acid cultures — Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus Thermophilus.
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 Icelandic Skyr.
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.
Icelandic Skyr Making Instructions
It is super easy to make Skyr using our Bacillus Bulgaricus starter. We have included two sets of instructions how to make Skyr:
- The traditional method for making Icelandic Skyr – if you prefer to make your Skyr the conventional way, manually or with the help of a yogurt-making machine.
- A fail proof method for making Icelandic Skyr – 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 Skyr Starter
You should buy this Skyr starter if you are looking for a no-fuss Icelandic Skyr starter which is easy to use, performs consistently and reliably and makes absolutely delicious Icelandic Skyr.
When you make your own Icelandic Skyr you are in control of all the ingredients so you know what you are putting in your body. Icelandic Skyr made with Bacillus Bulgaricus starters is full of gut-healthy probiotics that are great for your health. Our Icelandic Skyr starter is heirloom which means that you can make endless batches of skyr 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.
Our Sourdough Starter is a no-fuss sourdough starter that is easy to activate, ferments quickly and is no trouble to maintain. It gives your dough a fast rise, it is very reliable and consistent, full of gut-friendly lactic acid cultures, and most importantly, it makes sourdough bread of exceptional quality with great sourdough flavor, texture and taste. The starter is universal – it works with all types of flour.
Deals & Combos
Try all our excellent yogurts (and kefir) with this sampler combo deal. Get a DOUBLE – 4 L / 1 gal pack of each one of Bulgarian Yogurt, Bulgarian Yogurt with Rose, Greek Yogurt, and Kefir starters PLUS a bonus pack of Skyr starter (it's a type of yogurt too!)
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