Photo taken after 40 hours of straining the whey out, our Real Olympiana Greek Yogurt is ready
Think you’ve eaten Greek yogurt? Think again, you’ve likely never tried real Greek yogurt.
How About Chobani and Fage?
Both of these companies are mass produced knockoffs, made in industrial machines, with additives such as pectin, gelatin, locust bean gum, etc.
They are not made in Greece, and they are not made the traditional way of making Greek Yogurt, which is by making yogurt with just real, fresh, liquid milk, and adding cultures, and straining it in a cheesecloth bag for 40+ hours!
How about my local Ethnic/Lebanese/Armenian/Greek shop selling “Homemade Greek Yogurt”?
These people should all be fined for false advertising. They are nearly all selling a Lebanese Labneh style product from either Karoun Dairies, Byblos, or Sadaf Foods, made in California. It comes in a 32lb large white bucket, with either red or yellow lettering.
The product is NOT strained, and it isn’t really true yogurt. Its made with:
Skim milk, milk powders, milk proteins, gelatin, pectin, and cream. This is NOT greek yogurt.
But, its delicious (of course it is, its all CREAM!!).
Where do I get Real Greek Yogurt?
In Greece of course, or in the USA, only our Olympiana brand of yogurt is made in Greece, the real way. Now in stock in the Boston region, available to chefs from Specialty Foods Boston, or to retailers through Seacrest Foods or Accardi Foods. 32lb and 10lb packaging.
Fresh Yogurt, at the start of straining process