Piima Yogurt Culture

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Piima yogurt is a mild flavored yogurt with a slight cheesy flavor.  It originates from Scandinavia.  Piima contains live active bacteria and cultures at room temperature (70-78°F degrees).  As a mesophilic culture, you do not use heat at all when making this yogurt so there is no yogurt maker required!

Piima can be used to make unlimited amounts of homemade yogurt as it can be cultured over and over again.  Just reserve some from your current batch to inoculate the next batch. With care, this  yogurt culture can be used to make homemade yogurt indefinitely - no need to buy another starter.

It is so easy to make - just mix with fresh milk and allow to culture on your counter!  If you are using raw milk, additional steps are needed, which are included in our instructions.  Goat milk will result in a thinner yogurt, and alternative milks are not recommended. 

Piima is a thinner yogurt which makes it an excellent base for salad dressing or as a sour cream alternative.  You can also use part or all cream to make a thicker yogurt.  Make Piima Cream using all cream while culturing.    

Piima contains following active lactic acid bacteria: S. lactis var. bollandicus and S. taette.

All of our yogurt starters are cultured in organic milk. 

Our yogurt starters are sent as fresh cultures in the U.S. or as a dried culture if shipped internationally.   Also, for U.S. customers, choose Priority Mail at checkout if you want a fresh culture.  If you do not choose Priority Mail, you will receive a dried culture, to ensure it arrives in viable form.   

If you are in the U.S. and wish to request a dried culture (which is recommended in the warmer months if you are in a hot climate, or if you do not think you will be able to culture the yogurt right away upon receiving it), please specify.  

Instructions for your yogurt starter may be found here.

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  • 5
    Fresh Is Best

    Published by Karen on 15th Oct 2019

    I'm very pleased with the piimä culture I ordered. Delivery was fast and the fresh culture took immediately. Even though it was the first culturing, the piimä was just as it should be: thin and mildly tart. I expect that it will be even nicer as the culture becomes more established. Bottom line: buy with confidence.

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