Founded in 2004, the Icelandic Milk & Skyr Corporation makes clean and simple, low sugar yogurt products under the brand name siggi’s. Their first product skyr is a strained yogurt, made from skim milk so it is thick and creamy, high in protein, and non-fat.
They combine the ancient Icelandic tradition of skyr making with milk from local family farms in Upstate New York. Their farmers do not use growth hormones like rBGH. All siggi’s products are natural and do not contain any artificial sweeteners; siggi’s yogurts are very lightly sweetened with agave nectar or cane sugar.
ICELANDIC STYLE SKYR STRAINED NON-FAT YOGURT
Skyr is the traditional yogurt of Iceland. It is made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures. The whey is then strained away to make for a much thicker, creamier, concentrated yogurt. So to make just one cup of Skyr, with all that water going out, you need 3-4 times the amount of milk required to make a regular cup of yogurt. As a result of this process skyr comes out with 2-3 times the protein count of standard yogurt.
FILMJÖLK PROBIOTIC DRINKABLE NON-FAT YOGURT
A staple of Sweden, filmjölk is a drinkable yogurt with a soft, buttery flavor. It is delicious on its own, in smoothies, or poured over granola or fruit. filmjölk is to Scandinavians what kefir is to eastern Europeans.