All about Yogurt
Perfect as-is or incorporated into an array of dishes, Canadian yogurt is as versatile as it is delectable. See how it can make your everyday delicious.
Yogurt, made from Canadian milk, is a true dairy delight. Yogurt in all of its forms is a delectable treat: by the spoonful, frozen, baked, smoothie’d, mixed with fruit, or even straight from the tube. One part dairy, one part chemistry – who would have thought that science could taste so good?
Learn more about where yogurt comes from, how it’s made, and what makes yogurt from Canadian milk so delicious.
All kinds of Yogurt
Perfect to enjoy on its own or stirred into smoothies and desserts, this even-textured yogurt does the trick any time of day.
Balkan-style or set-style yogurt
A warm cultured milk mixture is poured into containers and incubated without any further stirring, which gives this type of yogurt its characteristically thick texture.
A good source of protein, this thick and creamy yogurt is strained of any liquid whey or lactose. It’s a great breakfast option, as well as a tasty sour cream or mayonnaise alternative.
Made in the Icelandic style, skyr has a thick consistency similar to Greek yogurt, but a milder taste.
In addition to regular yogurt’s bacterial cultures, probiotic yogurt has additional strains of good bacteria called probiotics, which contribute to a healthy gut flora. It has the same creamy taste as regular yogurt.
Thanks to the use of yeast fermentation, this snack contains probiotics and offers a slight zesty taste making it also a great addition to salad dressings and sauces.
Its thin texture makes this yogurt easy to drink. Often sweetened and flavoured, drinkable yogurt is a simple tasty snack that’s ideal when you’re pressed for time.
This type of yogurt is frozen, and often sweetened and flavoured. Unlike most yogurt, it doesn’t contain live bacterial cultures because of the freezing process.
Whether you opt for light, fat-free, low fat, sugar-free, no sugar added, lactose-free, organic, or prebiotic yogurt, there’s a yummy Canadian yogurt option for every palate and lifestyle.
How to make the most of it
Yogurt adds the perfect level of creaminess to many dishes. For the best cooking and baking results, choose a yogurt that’s free of gelatin, artificial sweeteners, and thickeners.
Blend vanilla-flavoured yogurt, strong-brewed coffee, and ice cubes until slushy for a decadent iced café latte that rivals that of your local coffee shop.
Get in on a good tang
Swap mayonnaise for plain yogurt in veggie dips, tuna salad and dressing for a new tangy taste to please every crowd.
Around the world
From thickening curries to marinating meat, yogurt is a staple around the world. Why not tickle your taste buds with wonderful flavours like those found in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine?
It starts with Canadian milk
Fresh milk or cream is first pasteurized to eliminate bacteria and homogenized to maintain a smooth, creamy texture. The addition of lactic bacteria starters (cultures) begins the fermentation process.
After the addition of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles bacteria, it’s kept at specific temperatures to stimulate bacteria activity.
In the thick of it
The bacteria then converts the lactose (the sugar naturally found in milk) to lactic acid, which thickens the milk and gives it that signature tangy yogurt taste.
All in good taste
The yogurt is then cooled down and flavoured. Finally, it’s ready to grace your grocery store dairy aisles and kitchens at home.