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Skyr in Iceland is old news as it originated there nearly 1,000 years ago and has been a daily staple since.
Make your own Skyr with the Mad Millie Skyr Kit and control what goes in it. Create a low fat Skyr that is bursting with all the goodness of live cultures and no additives or artificial flavours.
As with traditional yoghurt, it was discovered by accident when milk was left outside and naturally fermented with cultures from the environment. Technially, Skyr is a soft cheese, however it's eaten more like a yoghurt and can be enjoyed both sweet and savoury, at breakfast, lunch or dinner! Made with the same cultures as yoghurt, with the addition of rennet, which helps give it a firmer texture.
The real bonus with Skyr is it's made from skim milk, which means it has little to no fat, unlike Greek yoghurt wihch requires full fat milk as a starting point. Same high level of protein and calcium (arguably higher as the milk is more concentrated), but significantly less fat. In terms of texture, Skyr is thicker than Greek yoghurt and has slightly less acidic tang. Traditionally if made well, it would be so thick and creamy it wouldn't fall off an upside-down spoon!
TIme: 30 minutes hands on time.
Quantity: Once made, you can get as resourceful as the Icelandic Vikings and re-culture your Skyr twice to make up to 7.5 kg or 15 batches!
- 1L Glass Jar
- Metal Closure Lid
- 5 x Sachets of Yoghurt Culture (dairy free)
- Vegetarian Rennet Tablets
- Muslin Cloth
- Kit Instructions and Recipe Booklet
The yoghurt culture is shelf stable for 8 months at temperatures under 25 degrees Celsius. However, we suggest storing cultures in the freezer when you get them in order to prolong the life of the culture.
About Mad Millie
Mad Millie is a young Kiwi company with a passion and love for all things delicious and handcrafted. We also love to share our passion with you by giving you the opportunity to do this yourself at home.
We're famous for our cheese making kits which allow you to make an array of gourmet cheeses such as feta, cheddar, halloumi, mozzarella, Camembert and more, as well as including making butter! Homemade cheese is something we want to prove can be done in your kitchen with your own hands! Plus they make fantastic gifts too.
We don't stop there though. What better way to accompany your gourmet cheese than with homemade sausages, cider, beer, yoghurt and more. Our Fresh Sausage Kit is packed with homemade sausage making recipes, our Boutique Brewery Kits allow you to make refreshing cider or beer to help quench your thirst and we look after you too with kits such as Greek Yoghurt and Kefir that are full of healthy benefits!
The beauty of making things yourself is that you know exactly what goes in it, you can avoid nasty additives and you can make it just how you like it! Don't just take our word for it though we've had others tell us how much they enjoy our kits too.
We've made it easy, quick and provided you with anything specialised, so why don't you give it a try!