High in protein, skyr is the Icelanders' ancient secret to starting the day right. Whether a yoga session, socialising, or just the daily commute, Arla Skyr provides a solid foundation for your breakfast and sets you up for whatever's in store.
INTRODUCING SKYR: THE ULTIMATE ICELANDIC BREAKFAST
Iceland's relationship with skyr goes back over a thousand years. In fact, skyr is mentioned in Viking records as a key part of their diet. Times may have changed, but Icelanders still depend on skyr to support their adventurous way of life.
Skyr is synonymous with simple Nordic living. It’s minimal on sugar and fat, whilst a great source of protein. It’s a delicious blank canvas to create all sorts of breakfasts, meals, or snacks at any time of the day.
Arla Skyr is a part of the Arla Foods family, a fully farmer-owned cooperative which was born in Sweden in the 1880s. Our Nordic heritage is the basis of our ethos, championing natural goodness to feed your inner strength, while relishing the flavour, texture and satisfaction of delicious dairy. Today we produce our Icelandic style yogurt Arla Skyr at dairy sites in Denmark or Germany.
How we make skyr
It’s simple! To begin we collect our milk from our Arla Farmers, pasteurise it and remove the fat. We then blend the skimmed milk with cultures until it thickens, strain the yogurt to remove the whey (a natural liquid that forms during the production) and pot it up for you to enjoy.
OKAY, THAT ALL SOUNDS GREAT BUT… WHAT ACTUALLY IS SKYR?
First of all, it’s pronounced skee-er. Like downhill skier, but with a hard R. Arla Skyr is produced from skimmed milk, which is pasteurised, has live cultures added, and is then strained. The result is quite unlike anything else on the breakfast table: thick, creamy, and high in protein.
Arla Foods UK
Arla Foods Ltd
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Leeds Valley Park, Leeds, LS10 1AB
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