Greek Sheep Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts

There are two things that surprise a newcomer to Greece. One is the yogurt and the other is the honey. The honey in my opinion is some of the best in the world. The colours and flavours range from light and delicate to dark and intense. As far as the yogurt goes, if you are used to the gelatinous offerings North American producers give, Greek yogurt will be a pleasure you will never forget. Rich, thick and creamy, it is a yogurt that matches naturally with sweets but also has the structure to be used in many savoury applications as well.

Yogurt with walnuts and honey is a Greek classic. To me, this is a symbol of what Greek food has to offer the culinary world. Simple, clean, fresh and lively, yet bold and full of flavour. I will refrain from articulating how to make this type of yogurt at home. A quick google search will accomplish that for you. If you feel brave, go to a Greek grocery store and find some honey, make some yogurt, and enjoy what is easily my favourite dessert.

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3 Responses to Greek Sheep Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts

  1. I just recently bought some Greek yogurt and couldn’t believe the difference to the other “gelatinous offerings” that we are used to. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back now!

    So far I’ve only tried a vanilla bean flavour, but next time I’ll give the honey and walnuts a try.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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