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Cholov Yisroel Greek Yogurt

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  • Started 2 years ago by inspiredteen
  • Latest reply from streekgeek

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  1. inspiredteen
    Member

    Does anyone know if there are any brand of Cholov Yisroel Greek Yogurt out there?
    Thank you!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. midwesterner
    Member

    This is Midwesterner's wife. I actually wrote a lengthy column in the Yated about making it yourself. I gave a recipe for homemade yogurt, but you may use storebought if you wish.
    I have not found a cholov Yisroel brand of Greek yogurt, so I wrote how to make it yourself.
    The way to do it is to strain regular yogurt. You strain it either by using cheesecloth and having the yogurt strain for a few hours in the fridge over a bowl. Or you can line a colander with several coffee filters, also placed over a bowl for a few hours in the fridge. It comes out delicious! If you overstrain it, you will end up with yogurt cheese. You can always add the strained whey in the bowl back into the yogurt to thin it out again. It's worth the effort, especially if you make it yourself! When I make it from homemade yogurt, it tastes like sour cream.

    I hope that helps.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. em0616
    Member

    Not in the United States, but you can just buy a regular CY
    yogurt, and drain it in a cheesecloth lined strainer. Put the strainer over a bowl and put in the refrigerator overnight.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. nfgo3
    Member

    If it's cholov Yisroel, how can it be Greek?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. 2scents
    Mint and Raspberry

    Why not?

    the same way American Cheese can be Cholov Yisrael.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  6. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    You probably shouldn't eat GREEK yogurt on Zos Chanukah... :-)

    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. HolyMoe
    Member

    ngo3 wrote:"If it's cholov Yisroel, how can it be Greek?"

    It's a result of the evil Misyavnim.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  8. BTGuy
    Member

    Yavoni yogurt? Now? lol

    Posted 2 years ago #
  9. kapusta
    CR Queen - “Best of luck. Avoid roasted cabbage, don’t eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life!”

    I actually wrote a lengthy column in the Yated about making it yourself.

    Ha ha, I was pretty sure about that. Thanks for confirming. (Love it, btw)

    *kapusta*

    Posted 2 years ago #
  10. SJIQ
    Member

  11. oomis
    Best Bubby EVER

    It is Greek-STYLE (much thicker than regular yoghurt). I think there IS a C"Y version out now, whether Mehadrin or such, I am not certain, but I think I saw an ad for it in one of the weekly Jewish publications.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. akuperma
    Member

    It's a new product. The "house brands" only just started. I would expect it to be out as Halav Yisrael very soon.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. TheBearIsBack
    (Otis)zviller Rebbe

    If you make it yourself, you risk becoming a misyovon. The misyovnim were not Greeks. They were "Greek-style" Jews!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. MosheKohn613
    Member

    I saw in today's Hamodia that Normans has released a greek yogurt. It seems like it will be in stores on Thursday. I am so excited to finally try it! Everyone keeps talking about it. Way to go Normans!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. TheBearIsBack
    (Otis)zviller Rebbe

    Normans iz tahka a Yiddishe name? I am telling you, whoever touches this stuff is fin de Misyoovnim!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. oomis
    Best Bubby EVER

    YEP! That's the one. I saw it advertised elsewhere.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  17. MosheKohn613
    Member

    I tried finding it in the stores yesterday, anyone know where I can find it? Did anyone try it yet? Is it good?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. TheBearIsBack
    (Otis)zviller Rebbe

    Delivery was probably postponed to make sure there is still a world tomorrow :)))))))))))).

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. Yes, I think Mehadrin or one of the other main kosher CY dairy providers makes greek yogurt with a few flavors!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  20. BaalHabooze
    On the rocks

    How could any heilige frum yid eat יאגורט יוני after Chanukah is beyond me
    ;)

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    Norman's now makes Greek yogurt.

    Olympus is a Greek dairy company that has long made yogurt and Greek cheeses under R' Alan Silver.

    As an irony, during Chanukah, I make a milchig Greek dinner, and during Pesach, I do a meal of Egyptian dishes, such as foul moudammas (an Egyptian national dish), Kushari (made with Pesahdik macaroni), Mulukhiya Soup, Rahib (roasted eggplant salad with scallions, cilantro, parsley, onion, tomato, and olive oil), Mechshe, and Koshaf (like a dried fruit compote). (we obviously do kitniyot).

    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. The Goq™
    Founder, President, Vice President and CEO of the CR Welcome Wagon!

    What do make for purim? chicken ala king achashvarosh?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  23. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    @Goq:

    Very punny.

    In the same vein, we actually do have Ppersian food for one of the Purim seudot, consisting of several rice and meat dishes.

    Yyou do realize, though, that Jews in galut come from all the countries where we've historically been persecuted, such as Iran, Syria, Greece, Egypt, etc.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  24. BaalHabooze
    On the rocks

    rebdoniel - are you a chef? Your culinary expertise and wide-range knowlege of all ethnic dishes worldwide is apparent in the many threads you post, and has me flabbergasted. Wow. How do you know all that?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  25. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    Thank you very much. I am an amateur chef, and have a vast knowledge of different cuisines and the wide array of kosher products available.

    Keeping kosher is no excuse for eating bad food, I feel. Too many frum cooks make shvach food devoid of flavor or creativity. This is why I usually like eating my own food and generally don't eat in too many frum restaurants, although there are a few I like.

    If I had the money, I'd open up a couple of restaurants, one meat, one dairy.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  26. BaalHabooze
    On the rocks

    I'd gladly be a customer at your restaurant, as I find too many restaurants have the same old same old, not.
    Until then, maybe start a thread and share with us some exotic recipes and of course where to buy the ingredients. I'd LOVE to try some new kosher dish, as I am not afraid to sample any food out of my regular Hungarian-Heimisheh cuisine.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  27. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    Basically, I look at what goyim eat, and see how we can make it kosher. I am not Chassidishe, but if the rebbeim say that we can take a goyishe tune and elevate it to kedusha, surely we can do the same with goyishe foods, and indeed we have. The bagel, herring, knishes, pastrami, etc. are all foods created by Central and Eastern European goyim.

    Thank you very much for your kind words.

    I find that things like the meat substitutes on the market, Parve Parmesan, Mimic Creme, etc. really help recreate kosher versions of treif dishes. I would say that all you need to be a good cook is to be willing to go beyond your comfort level. Using new spices, herbs, or kosher products on the market is an exciting thing.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  28. DaasYochid
    a singular mind

    My local grocery was sold out of the Norman's Greek Yogurt. Maybe I'll try it next week when they restock.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  29. plite
    Member

    I was going 2 ask a question on Greek and then I saw this thread...
    What do you think of mehadrin now that it came out?? I tried both (norman's and mehadrin) and mehadrin had a funny aftertaste to me.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  30. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    I had Norman's on Passover (used the plain yogurt for different dairy dishes). Nobody had any complaints.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  31. plite
    Member

    Norman's had it for pesach??? All flavors or only plain?
    But have you tried mehadrin's yet?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  32. gotbeer
    It's a statement, not a question

    Mehadrin's tastes good but Norman's is way way better.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  33. plite
    Member

    I thought so too, especially the mehadrin flavors. They have a weird aftertaste. It's interesting to read the papers every week and see the greek yogurt war going on between them though... have you seen the ads?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  34. writersoul
    postersheart

    I've never quite been able to like Greek yogurt (I tried vanilla Chobani, as I don't like fruit flavors, and it was just too sour for my taste) but of my friends who eat it cholov Yisroel they seem to favor Norman's.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  35. plite
    Member

    Do you dislike all yogurt or just greek? It's funny, I can't stand any yogurt except Greek, it doesn't taste like regular yogurt, it's amlot thicker. Almost like room temperature ice cream.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  36. The Goq™
    Founder, President, Vice President and CEO of the CR Welcome Wagon!

    I tasted norman he tasted more like a fred.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  37. justsayin
    not talkin

    I take a Norman's plain and a Norman's flavored and mix half and half. Only then do I like it. Its too sweet otherwise.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  38. plite
    Member

    I do the same thing. Sometimes I scoop out some flavor...

    Posted 8 months ago #
  39. DaasYochid
    a singular mind

    I've tried Norman's and now Mehadrin. They're both tasty.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  40. Gryffindorable Girl
    adorably brave at heart

    Norman's is great!! I loved that apples and honey one they made for Rosh Hashana...
    I wish they were around when i was a kid for those popper-topped yogurts-like Yo Crunch. I never got to eat those as a kid as my family only eats chalav yisrael and i was so jealous of my classmates :(

    Posted 8 months ago #
  41. live right
    Member

    hmmm, is there cholov yisroel greek yogurt???? how would I know? its not like an annoying advertisement for greek yogurt pops up every time I open up yeshiva world and makes my computer freeze for 20 seconds while I click on "click here to close ad" obsessively to no avail, or anything like that.

    im sure such computer-freezing tecniques would make me feel great affection towards the product and want to buy it instead of feeling a strong urge to kick down the entire supply when I walk past it in a grocery store. don't you think so?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  42. Gryffindorable Girl
    adorably brave at heart

    Doesn't Adblock stop those ads?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  43. YW Moderator-42
    Life, The Coffee Room, and Subtitles.

    I haven't seen the popup ads but I did see this:
    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/archive/201867/Normans+Releases+100+Calorie+Greek+Light.html

    Posted 8 months ago #
  44. Syag Lchochma
    Talmidah of Rebbe Akiva

    live right - you sound like you may have some anger management issues

    Posted 8 months ago #
  45. DaasYochid
    a singular mind

    Syag, he's been working on it, but it's like driftwood.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  46. plite
    Member

    I heard that mehadrin puts food starch in their greek, but I haven't bought it yet so don't know what the ingredients say. Can anyone confirm?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  47. popa_bar_abba
    Incorrigible; eccentric; somewhere between mean and average; sometimes only a bit over the top; arbitrarily engaged in cynicism.

    I don't get this greek yogurt nonsense. It's just yogurt. Buy the one that doesn't say greek--it tastes the same and is cheaper.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  48. plite
    Member

    Greek isn't the same as regular. It is strained so it has no fat and is very thick. plus I am always barely able to finish one because it is very filling beacause of the protein

    Posted 8 months ago #
  49. justsayin
    not talkin

    I have to still taste Japanese yogurt. That would probably be a sensation. Wasabi flavored with rice topping for crunch.

    Or maybe Iranian yogurt. EXPLOSIVE!

    Posted 8 months ago #
  50. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    popa_bar_abba
    "Buy the one that doesn't say greek--it tastes the same and is cheaper."
    Edit

    Buy the one that doesn't say greek--it tastes the same and is cheaper. Just take a marker, write Greek on it and then youll feel like you are hip and cool like all the other young people eating greek yogurt.

    Posted 8 months ago #

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