Types of Yogurt
There are three main styles of yogurt that vary slightly in how they are made:
Balkan-style or Set-style Yogurt
The warm cultured milk mixture is poured into containers then incubated without any further stirring. Balkan-style or set-style yogurt has a characteristic thick texture and is excellent for enjoying plain or using in recipes.
- Yogurt is a classic component in Easy Pork Goulash.
- Avocado and Chicken Salad is delightful with the fresh taste of yogurt.
- Yogurt makes Luscious Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Sauce oh, so luscious!
- Give a healthy twist to dessert with Grilled Fruit Kebobs with Tangy Lemon Yogurt Sauce.
Swiss-style or Stirred Yogurt
The warm cultured milk mixture is incubated in a large vat, cooled and then stirred for a creamy texture, often with fruit or other flavourings added. Swiss-style or stirred yogurt is often slightly thinner than Balkan-style or set yogurt and can be eaten as-is, in cold beverages or incorporated into desserts.
- Strawberries shine in Easy Strawberry Trifle made with sweet and tangy yogurt.
- Try an Apricot Fruit Flip for a frosty snack made with stirred yogurt.
- Yogurt Strawberry Jam-Jam Muffins have the goodness of yogurt in every bite.
A very thick yogurt that is either made from milk that has had some of the water removed or by straining whey from plain yogurt to make it thicker and creamier. Greek-style yogurt tends to hold up better when heated than regular yogurt, making it perfect for cooking. It is also referred to as Mediterranean or Mediterranean-style yogurt and is often used for dips such as Tzatziki. A Balkan-style yogurt that has 6% M.F. or more makes an excellent substitute for Greek-style yogurt.
- Greek-style yogurt makes this fresh and tasty Cucumber Salad even more fabulous.
- Open-Faced Chicken Souvlaki Pitas are the perfect dish to try with Greek-style yogurt.
- Add a touch of the exotic to your next dinner party with Pork Tenderloin Medallions in Mango Curry Cream with the richness of Greek-style yogurt.