Hesper Farm Icelandic-Style Skyr Yogurt
Hesper Farm Icelandic-style skyr yogurt is available in Original flavour and 1kg and 2.5kg packs.
The Story of Skyr
Skyr (pronounced skeer) is a staple in Iceland and dates back to around the ninth century. It is made by incubating skimmed milk with live active cultures. The water contained in the milk – the whey – is then strained away. Per pot, about four times as much milk as an equivalent pot of traditional plain yoghurt is used meaning it’s incredibly thick and creamy. It also means that the skyr contains more protein and calcium than standard yogurt.
How did it get to Yorkshire?
Sam Moorhouse, of Hesper Farm at Bell Busk travelled to Iceland to learn the age-old art of making skyr – a simple yet labour intensive process which cannot be rushed. Back home off the beaten track in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, his cows enjoy a good life, outdoors in tune with the seasons. He uses the milk from his own awardwinning, pedigree Holstein Friesians to make the skyr at Hesper Farm, in a purpose-built dairy.