Viili: Finnish dried organic & probiotic heirloom yogurt starter

Viili: Finnish dried organic & probiotic heirloom yogurt starter


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Viili is a traditional heirloom yogurt from Finland. It cultures at room temperature into a creamy, mild yogurt with thick, ropey and gel like texture.

It's rich in probiotics and contains active live bacteria (Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis biovar. diacetylactis and Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris).

It's surprisingly mild for a yoghurt with almost no sourness to it and it's a mesophilic yogurt which means it cultures at room temperature and doesn't require any additional heat. Unlike kefir there are also no 'grains'. This makes it one of the easiest and most time friendly yoghurts. No yogurt maker required !!!

You just need to take out a spoon of yogurt to make a new batch and since it's a true heirloom yogurt you can keep doing that indefinitely.

Our viili

You will receive 1 packet of dried viili culture and a detailed set of instructions. Our viili has been originally obtained from Finland and is a 100% original heirloom culture and contains 'Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris' the strain is responsible for the characteristic ropey texture.

This original viili cultures also contains the much sought after yeast strain 'Geotrichum candidum' which creates a velvety fuzz on top when you let it culture for more than 24 hours. Most commercial starters do not have this peculiar yeast. This top layer can be eaten, discarded or you can culture less than 24 hours to avoid it all together.

What will you receive?

- 1 packet of viili (powder)
- Clear step by step instructions
- Free email support

Our cultures are dried, for the simple reason that it's more reliable to ship the dried cultures and from experience we know they offer better results because long term handling do not affect the dried cultures as much as the fresh live packets.

For those living in Belgium or the direct neighboring countries we can ship fresh live packets at your request. But note they offer no additional benefit over dried cultures.


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Shipping from Belgium

Orders are fulfilled within 48 hours, with some exceptions:

International shipping is only available for dried culture options. Live cultures are only available within Belgium and the surrounding countries for shipping.

We ship dried cultures Mon-Sat, within 48 hours of purchase.

Live cultures are shipped Mon-Tues noon (and Wed. sometimes at our discretion) of every week to ensure quick, complete transit to your house by the end of the week.

We do not ship live cultures Thurs.-Sat to avoid weekend delays and to ensure your cultures arrive to you in their most fresh and active condition possible.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

We guarantee all of our cultures and though it is rare for them to ever fail to thrive, we are more than happy to supply you with a new batch if needed. We cannot accept exchanges unless the exchange is made due to an error in purchase, and done before the item is sent out.

This is exactly what I was hoping for! Thanks so much! Very helpful answering questions!

This Villi has a delightful taste.

Great seller. I love this yoghurt. SO much easier to make this perpetual bench-top yoghurt than fluffing around with the other type of yoghurt. The taste took a little getting used to (it's not super sour like other unsweetened yoghurts), but I love it now. No wonder Viili Finnish yoghurt has such a good reputation.

Shipping was fast and the culture worked perfectly. The first batch took only about 29 hours (directions said 24-48 but it was obviously ready in 29). Subsequent batches are even faster. It is delicious and has a wonderful consistency. So easy to make. I'm very happy with this purchase.

Great product, very fast shipping.