Cholov Yisroel Greek Yogurt

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  • #601348

    inspiredteen
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    Does anyone know if there are any brand of Cholov Yisroel Greek Yogurt out there?

    Thank you!

    #988963

    midwesterner
    Participant

    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.

    #988964

    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.

    #988965

    nfgo3
    Member

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

    #988966

    2scents
    Participant

    Why not?

    the same way American Cheese can be Cholov Yisrael.

    #988967

    WIY
    Member

    You probably shouldn’t eat GREEK yogurt on Zos Chanukah… 🙂

    #988968

    HolyMoe
    Participant

    ngo3 wrote:”If it’s cholov Yisroel, how can it be Greek?”

    It’s a result of the evil Misyavnim.

    #988969

    BTGuy
    Participant

    Yavoni yogurt? Now? lol

    #988970

    kapusta
    Participant

    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*

    #988971

    SJIQ
    Member
    #988972

    oomis
    Participant

    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.

    #988973

    akuperma
    Participant

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

    #988974

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

    #988975

    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!

    #988976

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

    #988977

    oomis
    Participant

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

    #988978

    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?

    #988979

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

    #988980

    Yes, I think Mehadrin or one of the other main kosher CY dairy providers makes greek yogurt with a few flavors!

    #988981

    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    How could any heilige frum yid eat ?????? ???? after Chanukah is beyond me

    😉

    #988982

    rebdoniel
    Member

    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).

    #988983

    TheGoq
    Participant

    What do make for purim? chicken ala king achashvarosh?

    #988984

    rebdoniel
    Member

    @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.

    #988985

    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    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?

    #988986

    rebdoniel
    Member

    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.

    #988987

    BaalHabooze
    Participant

    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.

    #988988

    rebdoniel
    Member

    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.

    #988989

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

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

    #988990

    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.

    #988991

    rebdoniel
    Member

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

    #988992

    plite
    Member

    Norman’s had it for pesach??? All flavors or only plain?

    But have you tried mehadrin’s yet?

    #988993

    gotbeer
    Member

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

    #988994

    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?

    #988995

    writersoul
    Member

    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.

    #988996

    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.

    #988997

    TheGoq
    Participant

    I tasted norman he tasted more like a fred.

    #988998

    justsayin
    Member

    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.

    #988999

    plite
    Member

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

    #989000

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

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

    #989001

    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 🙁

    #989002

    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?

    #989003

    Doesn’t Adblock stop those ads?

    #989004

    YW Moderator-42
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    #989005

    🍫Syag Lchochma
    Participant

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

    #989006

    DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

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

    #989007

    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?

    #989008

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    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.

    #989009

    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

    #989010

    justsayin
    Member

    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!

    #989011

    WIY
    Member

    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.

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