The Yogurt

Yogurt has a long history (since about 2000 BC) as a nutritious and healthy food. By fermenting the milk with yogurt culture, people created a tasty food that could be stored for a long time. Since it is fermented, yogurt is a very stable product, not prone to bacterial contamination.

At Saugeen Country Dairy we make yogurt from cow's milk, bacterial culture and nothing else. Commercial dairies nowadays often manufacture yogurt with milk ingredients, i.e. milk protein, skim milk powder, stabilizers and gelatin. We strongly believe that yogurt made from pure milk straight from the cow is the best. The shorter the list of ingredients the more natural and better tasting the food will be.

We do not homogenize the milk. This is a process that changes the lipids to prevent the milk from separating. Cream will rise to the top in milk that is not homogenized. Non-homogenized milk products are easier to digest. Because we do not homogenize the milk there is often a thin layer of cream on the top of the yogurt.

We are a small company and we prefer to focus on just a few products, rather than having a whole line of yogurts. We cannot make low fat yogurt, because we would have to add extra skim milk powder.

Plain yogurt is a very versatile product. You can add the fruit or cereal of your choice or add the right amount of sugar.

When you buy this yogurt you help us care for the land and our animals in a responsible way.