August 6/Petaluma, Cal. -- Straus Family Creamery introduced Organic Greek Yogurt, which it describes as the only non-GMO-verified, certified Organic Greek Yogurt on the U.S. market. The Organic Greek Yogurt, which is also certified kosher and gluten free, is now available in dairy cases throughout the West Coast in quart-sized, 32oz. cups in whole milk and nonfat versions at a suggested retail price of $6.49.

All Straus Family Creamery products start with organic milk from the Straus and four other local, family-run dairies. This is also true for the new Organic Greek Yogurt, which has the thick and creamy texture of traditional Greek yogurt and the Straus Family Creamery taste.

“This is just like the yogurt my mother made growing up”, says Sam Mogannam, owner of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco. “Perfectly creamy, with the right balance of acidity -- this yogurt is a rich, silky gem. I used it to make my mother’s cucumber yogurt salad, and it was even better than I remember.”

The specific dairy flavor originates from the cows’ diet, consisting mainly of sweet pasture grasses from the hillsides of Marin and Sonoma Counties along the Northern California Coast, where the cows graze. The fertile soil, mild, coastal climate and fresh marine air generate grassland that is highly nutritious and unique for this area, which is ideal for dairy cows.

No thickeners or stabilizers are used in any Straus Family Creamery yogurt products. Organic Greek Yogurt is made with only two ingredients: organic milk and live, active cultures. The yogurt is first slowly cultured and set in a stainless steel vat (not in the cup) and then carefully strained, which gives it its thick and silky texture.  

With 6g more protein than Straus Family Creamery European-Style Yogurt, Organic Greek Yogurt is nutritionally beneficial, filling and great for people and families with a healthy, active lifestyle.