Greek yogurt is known for a distinctive tangy taste that’ll make your taste buds shout “Opa!” A blank canvas to pile a variety of flavors on, this creamy dairy favorite is bound only by your imagination. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the number of yummy combinations you can come up with! What’s more, Greek yogurt’s high protein and probiotic content is known to have numerous benefits—including regulating the digestive system and maintaining your gut health. In fact, it has almost double the protein of regular yogurt, so it also helps you feel fuller for longer! It’s also interesting to note that both regular and Greek yogurt are made with the same main ingredients: fresh milk with certain species of bacterial cultures. The main difference is regular yogurt is strained twice, while Greek yogurt is strained three times. This removes a substantial amount of whey, which is why the latter has a thick, dense texture. If your mouth isn’t watering yet after reading this, maybe this list will! Check out these awesome Greek yogurt brands and their origins!
Terrassa, Spain • Recommendation •
El Pastoret de la Segarra S.L. Pol. Ind. Bosc del Ferran Terrassa, Spain Three decades ago, the Pont family decided to use leftover milk from their herd of 25 goats to create a typical Catalan dessert called "mato." The product was so successful that the family decided to venture into creating yogurt and fresh cheeses, and so Pastoret Greek Yogurt was born. Now, their artisanal brand is created with fresh milk from free-grazing cows, which is then slowly fermented with cream.
Pol. Ind. Bosc del Ferran, 25270 Sant Guim de Freixenet, Lérida, Spain
Stamford, United States • Recommendation •
Nounos Creamery 606 Rutgers Rd, West Babylon, NY 11704, USA Stamford, United States The founders of Nounos spent their summers and college years in the Mediterranean. They were frustrated by the “Greek-style” yogurts being sold in the United States so they returned to Greece to study the old-world techniques they grew up with in their hometown. Now, their Greek yogurt is made with farm fresh milk delivered daily from upstate New York. They use a family recipe that makes use of bag-straining techniques passed down from their ancestors.
606 Rutgers Rd, West Babylon, NY 11704, USA
Epigamia Link Rose, Linking Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054, India Mumbai, India Epigamia is India's first all-natural Greek yogurt brand that makes use of locally sourced ingredients. According to founder Rohan Mirchandani, he first tasted Greek yogurt at a deli in the Lower East Side of New York. Rohan, who grew up in the U.S., was studying back then at the New York University. His company has now expanded to create a vegan-friendly, plant-based yogurt line made with coconut milk.
601, 6th floor, Link Rose, Linking Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054, India
Syracuse, United States • Recommendation •
FAGE Dairy USA 1 Opportunity Dr, Johnstown, NY 12095, USA Syracuse, USA For nearly 100 years, the Filippou family has been making and selling authentic Greek strained yoghurt. In 1926, the family patriarch opened a dairy shop in central Athens. Its Greek yogurt uses four liters of milk that is mixed the company’s own live active yoghurt cultures before being slow-fermented. The family named their yogurt brand FAGE (pronounced fah-yeh) after the Greek word for "eat."
1 Opportunity Dr, Johnstown, NY 12095, USA