- THE MAGAZINE
- FOOD MASTER
Straus Family Creamery, Petaluma, Calif., introduces organic Greek yogurt, what is said to be the only non-GMO-verified, certified-organic, kosher and gluten-free Greek yogurt on the market.
“This is just like the yogurt my mother made growing up,” says Sam Mogannam, owner of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco. “Perfectly creamy with the right balance of acidity—this yogurt is a rich, silky gem. I used it to make my mother’s cucumber yogurt salad and it was even better than I remember.”
The specific dairy flavor originates from the cows’ diet, consisting mainly of sweet pasture grasses from the hillsides of Marin and Sonoma Counties along the Northern California coast. The fertile soil, mild, coastal climate and fresh marine air generate grassland that is highly nutritious and unique for this area.
No thickeners or stabilizers are ever used in any Straus Family Creamery yogurt products.
The yogurt is first slowly cultured and set in a stainless-steel vat (not in the cup) and then carefully strained, giving it a thick and silky texture.
Each 32-ounce container offers 6 grams more protein than other yogurts.
This organic Greek yogurt is available throughout the West coast in Plain or Nonfat options at a suggested retail price of $6.49.