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Shepherd Gourmet Dairy Icelandic Style Skyr

Quick Facts

  • Made with 100% Canadian Skim Milk
  • All Natural, no additives, no preservatives
  • High in Protein and Calcium
  • Less sugar, Low in lactose
  • Plain, Vanilla, Strawberry and Blueberry flavors

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 or call us at 1 800 672 8866 to find the location nearest to you.

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