Greek Yogurt Information

Greek Yogurt Facts

“Greek Yogurt” is strained to remove most of its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency than unstrained yogurt, while preserving yogurt’s distinctive, sour taste.

Due to the straining process to remove excess whey, even non-fat varieties of strained yogurt are much thicker, richer, and creamier than yogurts that have not been strained. Since the straining process removes some of the lactose, strained yogurt is lower in sugar than unstrained yogurt.

Unfortunately, the US does not regulate greek yogurt, and companies sometimes add thickeners, such as pectin, locust bean gum, starches, guar gum, etc.  When you see these additives listed under the ingredients, it indicates straining was not the method used to consolidate the milk solids.

These are not true Greek yogurt.   Make sure your Greek yogurt does not have these additives at all.  Also look for the “Live Active Cultures” seal.




(there are many, just make sure there are no additives above)


Maple Hill Creamery




Clean Cut approves PLAIN greek yogurt with no additives.  

We add our extras to control and know exactly what is in it.