Montreal Greek Yogurt [Moved from Canada board]
On a recent stay with the 'rents in NYC I became addicted to Greek yogurt. I love how thick and creamy it is. I have a yogurt maker, but all my yogurt comes out really runny, no matter how long I let it cook. Does anyone know where I can find really good Greek yogurt in the city (preferably a place easily accessible by metro)? If so, is there some trick to making thicker yogurt with a yogurt maker?
Now Krinos makes a ewe's milk yoghourt - called "sheep's milk" on the container, seems odd, but I guess one can say that in English... in French it is correctly "lait de brebis". I bought 500g at a Middle-Eastern shop at the corner of Bélanger and Christophe-Colomb for $3.49 - probably it is more expensive in supermarkets. It is very tasty and I actually prefer the texture to the more expensive ewe's milk product on offer in the "gourmet" aisle at Jean-Talon market - I find the latter a bit viscous. At 5% fat, it is definitely not low-fat, but it is thick and satisfying enough to substitute for much higher-fat products. For example, it would make excellent dips, tzatziki, etc.
Greek owned and operated Supermarché PA (the mother store on Parc between St-Joseph and Laurier; don't know about the downtown store on Fort) often has tubs of thick cow-goat yogurt that they also use to make their very good tzatziki. You can call and check before making the schlepp. They also do home delivery. www.supermarchepa.com
Google *greek yogurt* for how-to instructions and even videos.
There is also excellent, but pricy, 100% goat's (or is it ewe's?) yoghourt at that fancy Greek deli at the corner of Parc and St-Viateur. Forget the name; someone here will know.
The cow/goat yoghourt PA sells comes from Skotidakis, a Greek-Canadian goat farm in St-Eugène, Eastern Ontario. They also make 100% goat yoghourt, but it is harder to find (I have to avoid cow's milk products).
They have fantastic thick yogurt of all kinds (including tzatziki, mint yogurt & yogurt with shallots) at the dairy counter at Akhavan on Sherbrooke West. Take the 105 bus from Vendome metro and you'll get there in a jiffy.
I've also heard that you can simply strain homemade yogurt using cheesecloth to get thicker yogurt (or something called "yogurt cheese").
6170 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC H4B, CA