Cooking with yogurt and cultured products.

From the cooling, tangy taste of yogurt in sauces and dips, to the tenderizing properties of buttermilk in your favourite fried chicken. These recipes make the most of cultured dairy products.

Meals

Chana Masala

Fragrant and soothing, this chickpea masala served over rice with a cooling side of yogurt is packed with vibrant flavours.

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Asian Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Chef Regina Lee’s buttermilk marinade makes this chicken extra moist and tender. The final product can be enjoyed two ways: as-is, or tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce.

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Easy Frozen Yogurt Bark

For your next dessert or snack, try our frozen yogurt bark. Berries, granola, and yogurt make the perfect trio!

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All about yogurt and cultured dairy products.

Whether you want to learn how to make your own yogurt, or you’d just like to know what kefir is once and for all—we’ll help you brush up on BC’s most cultured products.

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February 6, 2017

Prebiotics: Feeding Your Healthy Gut Bacteria One Meal at a Time

Prebiotics are a relatively new discovery but emerging evidence is uncovering ample health benefits for these fermentable fibres. Read on to find out what we know about prebiotics right now. What are Prebiotics?Prebiotics are naturally occurring, non-digestible carbohydrates (fibre) that selectively promote the growth and activity of the good bacteria in our gut 1, 2.  […]

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May 24, 2016

Your Guide to the Yogurt Aisle

Swiss style, Greek, probiotic…What are the differences between the types of yogurt and which one is best for you? Read on to find answers to commonly asked questions about yogurt. What is yogurt? Yogurt is made by fermenting warm milk with beneficial lactic acid bacteria. What are the health benefits of eating yogurt? Eating yogurt […]

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November 24, 2014

All About Kefir: Answers to Five Top Questions

Have you been noticing kefir in the dairy aisle? Are you wondering exactly what it is and why it seems to be getting more popular? Read on to find out the answers to five common questions about kefir. What is kefir? Kefir is a cultured milk product, originally from the Caucasian Mountains. It is made […]

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Yogurt made in BC.

Wondering if any of the yogurts you see at the store are made locally? Check out these BC dairy processors who make yogurt right here in BC.

Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt

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Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt

3747 Island Hwy S, Courtenay, BC V9N 9T4

Since 2012, Tree Island has been making grass-fed, artisan yogurt at their production plant in the Comox Valley. They use 100% fresh whole BC milk, carefully select the best ingredients and handcraft their yogurt in small batches using a traditional, slow-kettle cooking method. Their mission is to nourish our community by strengthening the local food system and promoting land stewardship. Tree Island support local, grass-fed dairy farms with pastures that promote healthy ecosystems and they are using 50% less plastic in their new packaging.  

Dairyland

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Dairyland

1799 Riverside Rd, Abbotsford BC V2S 4J8

Since getting their start with the Fraser Valley Milk Producers’ Association over 100 years ago, Dairyland has gone from delivering to the neighbourhood to filling dairy aisles across Western Canada. Dairyland is owned by Saputo Dairy Products, one of the top ten dairy processors in the world and a leading cheese manufacturer, and fluid milk and cream processor in Canada.

Island Farms

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Island Farms

2220 Dowler Pl, Victoria BC V8T 4H3

Serving up the taste of freshness since 1944, Island Farms milk is delivered straight from BC dairy farms. From cooking recipes to your coffee, Island Farms milk is a west-coast tradition! Island Farms is owned by Agropur, a cooperative that is owned by 2,974 dairy farmers who joined together to process and market high-quality milk they produce on their farms.

Avalon Dairy

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Avalon Dairy

7985 North Fraser Way, Burnaby BC V5J 0A4

From their iconic glass bottle, you can tell that those at Avalon Dairy hold tight to tradition. Avalon has been family-run since 1906, and survived world wars, depressions, urban sprawl, and waves of conglomeration. They enjoy delivering fresh milk to British Columbians.

Meadowfresh Dairy Corporation

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Meadowfresh Dairy Corporation

100-1373 Kebet Way, Port Coquitlam BC V3C 6G1

Meadowfresh Dairy Corporation is a B.C. based manufacturing company that processes, packages and distributes a wide range of dairy products for the Western Canadian market from their processing plant in Port Coquitlam. Meadowfresh is proud to be part of the Agrifoods Cooperative family of brands.

Donia Farms

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Donia Farms

13978 44 Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 0L2

As third generation farmers, the Van Keulen family makes their own grass-fed dairy products exclusively from their farm’s own milk. Passion and dedication are at the core of their philosophy and they work hard to make healthy, high quality milk for their community. Donia Farms proudly produces grass fed milk, yogurt and butter.

Olympic Dairy

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Olympic Dairy

7178 Vantage Way, Delta BC V4G 1K7

From the majestic mountains to the fresh air and even the rain, every spoonful of Olympic yogurt is inspired by the fresh spirit of BC. From the fresh, Balkan-style Organic yogurt to the rich, indulgent Krema, you can taste the all-natural freshness in every spoonful.

The Farmhouse Natural Cheeses

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The Farmhouse Natural Cheeses

5634 McCallum Rd, Agassiz

The Farm House Natural Cheeses is located in the lush Fraser Valley of British Columbia. This small, local farm is home to Jersey, Guernsey and Brown Swiss cows that provide all the milk used to make their cheese, yogurt, small-batch butter and whole artisan milk.

Grass Root Dairies

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Grass Root Dairies

1470 50th St SW, Salmon Arm BC V1E 3B5

Grass Roots Dairy is owned by the Wikkerink family in Salmon Arm. All of their artisan dairy products are made from their cows that are fed a 100% grass diet and follow organic principles. Known for their artisan cheese, they also produce non-homogenized milk, bulgarian yogurt and quark. Grass Roots Dairy was formally known as Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm prior to 2014 when the Wikkerink family took over the business.

Jerseyland Organics Ltd

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Jerseyland Organics Ltd

2690 Almond Garden Rd E PO Box 1468, Grand Forks BC V0H 1H4

Jerseyland Organics is a family owned and operated dairy in Grand Forks, B.C. Started in 1994, Jerseyland Organics was BC ‘s first organic dairy and producer of organic cheese and yogurt from their own herd of dairy cows. In 2006, Jerseyland was purchased from Ric and Vicki Llewellyn by the deVries family.

Nanak Foods

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Nanak Foods

6308 146 St, Surrey, BC V3S 3A4

Back in 1997, Gurpreet and Vineet were working regular jobs. The two visited India to learn how the fresh cheese was made. They opened a dairy in a 2,000-square-foot facility, creating paneer to cater to the South Asian community. By 1999, Nanak Foods started shipping across Canada, and since 2004, Raj Arneja has directed Nanak Foods’ philanthropic, community and social obligations. Some of their specialties include ghee, paneer, lassi, dahi, makhani, badam milk, and khoa.

Smits & Co.W Farm Cheese

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Smits & Co.W Farm Cheese

5787 Lickman Rd, Chilliwack BC V2R 4B5

Smits & Co.w is a small, family-owned and operated farm and cheesemaking business. They use traditional methods and milk from their own mixed herd of Holstein and Brown Swiss cows to produce excellent Gouda-style cheese.