Skyr Yogourt Flavours

Shepherd Gourmet Dairy Icelandic Style Skyr

Quick Facts

About Skyr

Skyr can be considered a concentrated yogurt. It is made from 100% Canadian Skim Milk and is high in Protein and Calcium, with 22g of Protein per 175g serving. Ours is also an all-natural product made with a Probiotic. We currently make a Plain and pre-Stirred Strawberry and Vanilla Skyr.

How it’s made

Traditionally, it was manufactured by fermenting skim milk and then transferring into cloth bags for draining off the whey. Then the curd or Skyr is drained until the desired solids content has been reached.

Present day technology involves a centrifugal process that separates the whey from the curd to reach the desired solids content. A microbial enzyme is added to give the product a heavier body and the desired texture. It’s a very efficient process, as the solids are the Skyr and the whey (the water from the skim milk) is sold to hog farms where it supplies them with sugar, protein and other solids to supplement their feed. The solids or the ‘Skyr’, is processed through hundreds of feet of pipes, pumps and cooling jackets to then be deposited in the cups through a filling machine. Everything from the temperature to the speed of the pumps is designed to make the texture from our unique process perfect.

Where can you get it?

We are the first to manufacture this product in Canada. Contact us at info@shepherdgourmetdairy.com or call us at 519-349-2410 to find the location nearest to you.

Have questions?

Feel free to contact us at info@shepherdgourmetdairy.com


Skyr Plain Yogurt

Skyr Vanilla Yogurt

Skyr Strawberry Yogurt