The ABC of Bulgarian Yogurt


A – A is for Ayran. Do you know about this summer drink? Ayran is made by mixing yogurt and water. You can also add salt if you wish to. Salty ayran is one of the best cures against dehydration because it is packed with electrolytes. So if you been staying in the sun or simply feel thirsty have an Ayran.

B – B is for Bulgarian Yogurt. Bulgarian yogurt is the most popular variety of yogurt in the world and is one of the things that make Bulgarians proud to call themselves Bulgarians; it is their exclusive invention and heritage that dates back many centuries.

A mildly sour-tasting yogurt, kiselo mlyako is undoubtedly the best and the healthiest of all dairy products that are available to consumers nowadays. The western world calls it Bulgarian yogurt but in its homeland, Bulgaria, it’s called sour milk. Whatever the name, this wonderful probiotic food has impeccable ancestry – it is believed to have been known for at least 4000 years.

People who have tasted yogurt from countries all over the world always find that none of them tastes anything like the Bulgarian variety. Bulgarians completely agree that their yogurt is the best – some 400 000 tons are consumed every year in the country.

C – C is for creamy. A creamy, delicious, and a mildly sour-tasting yogurt, Bulgarian yogurt, or kiselo mlyako, is one of the healthiest foods known to mankind.

D – D is for Deals and Combos. Did you know that you can but one of our “Deals and Combos” packs? You can either select one of our pre-defined offers (I Am a Beginner, 5 DOUBLE Packs, One of EACH, 3-FIFTY) or we can prepare a one tailor-made for you!

E – E is Easy to Use! It is super easy to make your own yogurt using our starter! Each pack comes with complete instructions that guarantee success every time — with and without an yogurt maker machine.

F – F is for Fermenting. Fermenting is a great and tasty way to get some healthy and yummy probiotics in you!

When fermenting your vegetables, fruits or condiments, you probably use just salt, and maybe some spices for flavor.

H – H is for History of Bulgarian yogurt

K – K is for Kefir. Kefir is very easy to make! All you need is a pack of our Bacillus Bulgaricus kefir starter and some milk.You can use any kind of milk you want — cow’s, sheep’s, goat’s, skim, whole, raw, pasteurized, dairy or non-dairy, it always works!It’s super healthy, your gut will be happy, it’s many times tastier than store-bought kefir, and if it’s hot where you are, some ice-chilled kefir would help you survive throughout the day.

L – L is for lactobacillus bulgaricus.

N – N is for Natural.

O – O is for Overnight Oats. Need a healthy but easy and simple breakfast?  What is even better – you can prep it the night before for busy mornings and cutsomize it every day with various add-ins. Finally, don’ t forget about the health benefits: oats are a great source of fibre, calcium, zinc and B vitamins (along with many other nutritients) and soaking oats in yogurt makes them easier to digest than oats that have been cooked. This is especially good for people with gluten sensitivity. And here you go – a recipe for a naturally sweetened, vegan, gluten-free, vegan and delicious breakfast!

P – P is for Probiotic. Bulgarian yogurt has long been known for its many benefits, probiotic characteristics. Probiotics increase the level of healthy bacteria in your digestive system.

Q – Q is for quench your thirst with Tarator.

Q is also for Questions. Please contact us on any question that you might have about Bulgarian Yogurt!

R – R is for Routine. Routine. Routine when making yogurt is important and will guarantee that you will always get the best results.

S –  S is for Streptococcus Thermophilus. Scientifically speaking, there are two strains in the Bulgarian yogurt starter – lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus. And indeed, you can grow these strains in any laboratory, anywhere the world. In fact both strains are present in many commercial yogurts out there. There are even Bulgarian style yogurts that are made with ONLY these two strains, because that’s how it should be for Bulgarian yogurts.

T – T is for Thicker.

Y – Y is for Yogurt Starter.

V – V is for Volume.

W – W is for Worldwide Shipping. We ship anywhere in the world! In fact, our customers come from a whooping 91 countries spread across 6 continents! The culture is durable enough to travel to even the warmest and most remote parts of the world. So buy with confidence!

X – X is for Exercise.

Z – Z is for zzzzzzzzzzzzz yogurt. We came across this article that explains why personal trainers eat yoghurt before bed, read it here

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