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Old 18.09.2011, 21:41
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Re: Greek yoghurt anyone?

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Nope. Greek yoghurt is rich and creamy but thats as much to do with more milk solids/proteins and less water, than with more fat.
Correct in that Greek yoghurt is strained yoghurt, meaning there is more of everything in it except water. That makes it richer, but take the fat out and what's left is crap, as edot wrote.

The main difference between the "real" Greek yoghurt we love and off-the-shelf stuff is that most of the yoghurt you enjoy at your favorite waterfront bar is made of goat milk. Greece has millions of goats owned by small farmers and private individuals. That goat milk is mainly used for making cheese and yoghurt for the little local businesses, whereas the cows produce about twice as much milk, which, compared to other countries is very little and is mostly used to make industrial products like Greek yoghurt sold abroad, together with the same stuff made from cow milk trucked across the Alps from Bavaria, Denmark and elsewhere.

Making cow milk yoghurt in Greece needn't result in the Greek yoghurt we love. Just like making "Swiss cheese" in Switzerland according to US standards does not make it taste like real Swiss cheese.

By the way, does any of our EFers from Greece know when Greek bars started adding fruit to their yoghurt?
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