Organic Skyr Yoghurt Starter Culture


Discover Icelandic Tradition with Our Organic Skyr Starter Culture! Unleash the creamy, nutrient-packed goodness of Icelandic skyr at home with our certified organic starter culture. Rooted in centuries-old Icelandic tradition, skyr is a thick, protein-rich yoghurt-like dairy product cherished for its unique texture and tangy flavour. Our starter culture features a potent blend of beneficial bacteria, including Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, which promote digestive health, enhance nutrient absorption, and support your immune system. Simple to use and free from artificial additives, our culture ensures authentic, wholesome skyr every time. Embark on a delicious journey to better gut health—order now and savour the taste of Icelandic heritage!

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Discover Icelandic Tradition with Our Organic Skyr Starter Culture!

Unleash the creamy, nutrient-packed goodness of Icelandic skyr at home with our certified organic starter culture. Rooted in centuries-old Icelandic tradition, skyr is a thick, protein-rich yoghurt-like dairy product cherished for its unique texture and tangy flavor. Our starter culture brings this age-old delicacy to your kitchen, combining tradition with the benefits of modern probiotics.

Key Features:

  • Certified Organic: Made with high-quality organic ingredients to ensure a pure and natural skyr-making experience.
  • Probiotic-Rich: Contains live, active cultures of beneficial bacteria that are essential for a healthy gut.
  • Traditional Icelandic Strains: Includes Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus, and Lactococcus lactis, the authentic strains used in traditional Icelandic skyr.

The Magic of Icelandic Skyr: Skyr has been a staple of the Icelandic diet for over a thousand years, prized for its creamy texture, high protein content, and gut-friendly probiotics. The live bacterial cultures in our starter culture have been shown to play a crucial role in digestive health and immune function. Scientific studies have highlighted several key benefits:

  1. Enhanced Digestive Health:
    • Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus aid in the digestion of lactose, making skyr a fantastic option for those with lactose intolerance.
    • Probiotics like Lactococcus lactis improve gut flora, contributing to better digestion and reduced symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders .
  2. Immune System Support:
    • Regular consumption of skyr containing live probiotics can boost your immune response. Research indicates that these beneficial bacteria can stimulate the production of immune cells, helping to protect against infections and illnesses .
  3. Nutrient Absorption:
    • The fermentation process not only makes skyr easier to digest but also increases the bioavailability of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamins B2 and B12. This makes it an incredibly nutrient-dense food .

Simple and Convenient: Making your own skyr at home is simple and satisfying with our starter culture. Just mix the culture with milk, incubate, and strain to achieve the thick, creamy texture characteristic of skyr. Perfect for breakfast bowls, smoothies, or as a nutritious snack on its own.

Why Choose Our Starter Culture? Our Organic Skyr Starter Culture stands out because of its commitment to quality and purity. We ensure that every batch is made with care, using only certified organic ingredients and free from artificial additives or preservatives. This ensures that you get the most natural and wholesome skyr possible.

Experience the joy of crafting your own skyr and enjoy the numerous health benefits it offers with our Organic Skyr Starter Culture. Order yours today and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle!


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Organic Skyr Yoghurt Culture.

Shelf Life:

2 Years.


Store at room temperature.


Contains milk (from cows).

4 Questions about Organic Skyr Yoghurt Starter Culture

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  1. Allie Ruth Crowley-Wilkinson says:

    Could you tell me whether this (a) needs to be made wish low fat milk and (b) is it an heirloom culture? Thanks. (I also couldn’t find it under Dairy Starters, there are only a couple of your wide range of dairy cultures showing under the dairy starter menu so I came across this one by accident under ‘related products’ when browsing the store and had already placed my order for the only two showing there which is a shame as I’d have ordered some of the others like the filmjolk if I’d seen them in the dairy starter section!)

  2. Carole says:

    Hi, is this suitable to use in a multi cooker with a yoghurt programme?

    1. Lisa Hillyer says:

      Hi Carole, yes this would be fine to use with our yoghurt cultures. We use Instapots to manufacture ours 🙂

  3. Caroline says:

    Hi, can i culture non dairy milks using this culture?

    1. Lisa Hillyer says:

      Hi Caroline, unfortunately these cultures only work best with animal milks. We do have a vegan yoghurt starter but this works best with soya milk not other plant based milks. Thanks Lisa

  4. Deborah Evans says:

    Hi could you tell me if your Skyr yoghurt culture has the live bacteria in for gut health?

    1. hungrycloud says:

      Yes all of yoghurts contain live bacteria.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Carol M
So delicious

If you’re not a fan of plain yoghurts because you find them a little too tart, then try this one. It’s mild tasting and so creamy; more like crème fraiche. When strained it is similar to a cream cheese. I’ve often served it to friends with a dessert instead of whipped cream and they have been surprised to discover it’s actually yoghurt, and even more surprised to discover I made it myself!

I use a Lakeland yoghurt maker on the pre-set programme of 42 deg C for 8hrs, although it takes up to 16hrs when starting a new batch from the starter straight from the packet. I use 1 litre of UHT milk (avoids heating and cooling time) and add 3 rounded tbsps of powdered milk for extra creaminess and thickness - add about half a cup of yoghurt from my previous batch and in the morning I have another batch of deliciousness. We have it every morning with fruit and granola and it’s like eating pudding for breakfast - a guilty pleasure you don’t have to feel too guilty about!,

Geoff Handley
It did what you say!

Best yoghurt we have made. I am writing this well over a year after buying the starter and it is still going strong. Use a Lakeland yoghurt maker to heat it for 10 hours and then 12 hours in a sieve produces a lovely mild flavoured yoghurt with a thick texture.

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