Caspian Sea Yoghurt / Matsoni Starter Culture

This yoghurt is super easy to make and cultures at room temperature - no need for a yoghurt maker.
Very forgiving and a great start into making your own yoghurt at home.

This works even for the busiest of schedules.

You only need milk, a jar and we recommend a thermometer (like this one).


  • Brand: KoruKai Herb Farm
  • Availability: In stock

$ 15.00


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1/4 cup Caspian Sea Yoghurt starter culture to make 1 kg of yoghurt. Then you reuse some of the yoghurt that you have made and keep culturing. No need to buy the culture ever again!

Taste and texture of Matsoni:

It makes a semi-thick, drinkable, slightly sweet, smooth pourable yoghurt. Caspian sea yoghurt doesn’t have a texture like regular yoghurt - it is delicate and has a slightly jellylike consistency. It has a milder acidic flavor than store-bought yoghurt and is therefore popular with kids. It can be mixed with honey, fruits and berries of all kinds.

Probiotics in Matsoni:

Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactococcus lactis ssp. cremoris

You will get:

- Package with ¼ cup of starter culture to culture 1 litre of milk straight away. Then you reuse some of the yoghurt that you have made and keep culturing. No need to buy the culture ever again!
- Instructions via email with directions, tips and tricks
- S
upport via email within the first 2 weeks to ask questions and get a helping hand when needed


Shipping is with overnight courier (without signature, by NZ post) on the next Monday and Wednesday following the order. So orders need to be placed by Sunday noon to be sent on the coming Monday and at Tuesday noon to be sent on Wednesday. Please select rural delivery if you supply us with a rural address. We won't send the sourdough starter if the rural fee has not been paid. If you are unsure if you live at a rural address please check your address here:

Ingredients organic whole milk, matsoni starter culture (L. acidophilus, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus and L. lactis ssp. cremoris)

First batch turned out very well!

Thank you for the yoghurt culture and for the very detailed instructions. The first batch turned out very well and I’m very happy with it.


Highly recommended

Super easy and delicious!! Only need to buy once, definitely recommend to beginners, thank you (:


So easy!

Love that this is so easy to make and tastes great. I also like that I only have to make one batch a week.


Beautiful yogurt

I have been putting off making yogurt for a long time as I had done it many years ago and it was a disaster.

As it is plastic free July I thought that making yogurt would be able to reduce our plastic waste as we are a family of five.

I received the package from Cornelia on the Tuesday and that evening I made yogurt - it took me 5 minutes if that. The instructions that Cornelia sent were clear and any questions that I did have, Cornelia responded very quickly.

The yogurt is lovely and smooth and much nicer than the ones you buy in the shop.

I thoroughly recommend this product and it is great for us busy mums.


Best Yoghurt ever

I have never tasted a yoghurt like this before, it is so lovely. Very silky in texture and delightful in taste. Thank you KoroKai .

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