Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Potential Health Benefits

Excerpt from a Harvard Medical School article:
Yogurt also contains probiotics, which are live microorganisms similar to those in your gut. Yogurt is made from milk, with a dash of bacteria to kick off the fermenting process. In order to be officially considered yogurt, it has to have one of two specific types of bacteria, Streptococcus thermophilus or Lactobacillus bulgaricus.
Research today is making some important connections between the types of bacteria that live in your body and your overall health. Studies have linked these bacteria to a wide variety of conditions ranging from mood disorders to infections. Some studies suggest that having certain types of good bacteria may help insulate people from certain health woes. There is some evidence that probiotics, like those found in yogurt, can help prevent or treat some digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome and certain types of diarrhea, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
Another promising area of research is the role of gut microbes in obesity. Researchers have found that people who are lean and people who weigh too much typically have different types of gut bacteria, says Dr. Stanford. This raises the question: can people lose weight if you change the type of bacteria in their bodies? Researchers are searching for this answer right now, says Dr. Stanford.
Read the whole article here. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Yogurt Cheesecake

1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt 
2 lbs. cream cheese
4 eggs or equivalent egg substitute
1 c. Maple syrup 
2 Tbsp cornstarch 
1 tsp vanilla

2 c. graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbsp honey
½ c. butter, melted

In a bowl, place crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. Honey; blend well. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of greased 9” springform pan. Chill in freezer while preparing filling. In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and maple syrup until smooth and light. Beat in eggs, vanilla and cornstarch, just until blended. Fold in yogurt. Pour mixture into prepared crust and bake for ten minutes at 450º. Reduce temperature to 200º and bake forty-five minutes. Check and bake in five minute increments if additional time is needed. Cheesecake should have a slight wobble in the center still. Turn oven off; allow cheesecake to cool inside with oven door slightly open for three hours. Remove cheesecake from pan; chill.

Monday, December 10, 2018

“Simply The Very Best”

“We would love to be able to order your yogurt online because we buy it in such massive quantities! Best Bulgarian yogurt by far!” —Delyan

“I found your organic Bulgarian yogurt in Lancaster, PA! Love the tartness and no sugar. Amazing flavor!” —Lyril

“It is simply the very best you can buy in the US. I’m a huge fan.” —Ann 

Monday, November 26, 2018

“Bulgarian Yogurt Rocks!”

“I recently moved to Houston from the Bay Area, CA, and tried out your yogurt. It is really exceptional, and our entire family is pleased (including my toddlers and my mother, who has very strict standards based upon making her own yogurt growing up in India!).”— Sarat

“Bulgarian yogurt rocks!”—Holly

“I love this yogurt! My morning go 2 with fresh berries and a splash of raw honey! Reminds me of the yogurt growing up in Spain & Germany!”—Veronika

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Austin Area Jazz Festival

The Austin Area Jazz Festival will take place on November 24, 2018, at the beautiful Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center downtown. Featured musicians will be Damien Escobar, Chanté Moore, Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Nick Colionne, and Althea Rene!

For more information, please visit their web page:

Monday, November 12, 2018

"Just Can't Thank You Enough!!!!"

“Hi. A Sprouts market just opened up in Redlands, California (ZIP 92373). I went there to check it out and found your yogurt, and being of Eastern European descent, it piqued my interest. I bought it and it is fantastic!”—Margaret

“I love your full fat yogurt. It’s the only yogurt that I can tolerate!”—Elenora

“THANK YOU!!! over and over again for your WONDERFUL yogurt. It’s so delicious and so healthy. I am over-the-moon happy that I found your yogurt. Just can’t thank you enough!!!! Thank you, also, for caring about us and our staying healthy.”—Claire

Sunday, November 4, 2018


3 level Tbsp unsalted butter, melted (or vegetable oil)
⅔ c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt, strained
¾ c. feta cheese
1 egg (or egg substitute)
Filo pastry sheets (6–7)
¼ tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Put feta cheese in a bowl and crumble it with a fork. Add the egg, strained Bulgarian Yogurt, and baking soda. Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Prepare a medium-sized cake pan by brushing the bottom and sides with melted butter.

Place a clean kitchen towel on your counter or tabletop. Place one filo sheet onto the towel. Brush the exposed side of the filo sheet with melted butter. Spoon on small dollops of the feta mix. After doing so, gently roll the filo sheet into a long tubular or sausage shape. Brush with butter a second time. Fit roll into the cake pan in a spiral shape from the edge inward. Continue filling up empty pan space and stacking rolls if necessary until feta mix is used up. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Scale up the ingredient amounts to make a deeper banista dish to serve more. Tastes great hot or cold!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Another Coupon Winner!

“FINALLY! I found yogurt in a glass jar! I get fat free which only came in a 16 oz. container, but whole milk yogurt came in a larger container. These are not refillable, but hopefully they will be in the future! The price was exactly the same for the same size in a plastic container. Thank you @whitemountainfoods and @willystreetcoopon Willy Street. #plasticfree #plasticfreeliving #whitemountainfoods #willystreetcoop

Friday, October 26, 2018

Pumpkin Pie

1½ c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
3 eggs, beaten or egg substitute
2 c. cooked pumpkin
¾ c. maple syrup
2 Tbsp Myers’s dark rum
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
one 8” pie crust

If using fresh pumpkin, drain in cheesecloth to remove excess liquid. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine ingredients. Pour filling into pie crust. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F and continue to bake until custard sets (about 1 hour more).

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Coupon Winner!

“Excited by this find today...I’m always reading carb counts on yogurt containers looking for a miracle...this is loaded with probiotics(over 90 billion CFUs per serving!) at 5 carbs per CUP and it looks divine. Can’t wait to try it. #keto #lowcarb #yogurt #bulgarianyogurt @whitemountainfoods

Friday, October 19, 2018

Yogurt Dinner Rolls

1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
1 Tbsp butter
¼ c. water
2 Tbsp honey
1 pkg. active dry yeast
½ c. unbleached white flour
½ c. whole wheat flour.
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda

Mix flour together. In saucepan, heat together yogurt, butter, water, honey and salt until butter is melted. Cool to lukewarm (not cooler than 100º, or yeast won’t activate, but not warmer than 115º or yeast will die). In large bowl, combine yeast, baking soda and ½ cup of the mixed flour. Add liquid ingredients. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in the rest of the mixed flour. Dough will be moist and sticky. Place in greased bowl, turning once. Cover and let rise until double, about 1½ hours. Place on floured board and knead lightly. Divide into 12 even pieces, form into round balls and place in well-greased muffin tins. Cover, let rise about 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 400º. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until nicely browned. Rolls freeze well.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Banger’s Oktoberfest

This is one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in Austin, Texas, spanning three days and nights. Eat, drink, dance, and play to your heart's desire at this all-out party on Rainey Street from Thursday, October 18, 2018, through Saturday, October 20, 2018. For more information, go to the official event page.

Monday, October 15, 2018

“It’s Delicious”

...I was shopping in Stop&Shop in Sparta NJ, and found your Bulgarian yogurt (non GMO, Organic WHOLE milk)... It's delicious, just as I remember when I was a kid growing up in (back then) Czechoslovakia - Marika 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Apple Cinnamon Yogurt

½ c. nonfat White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
2 c. apple cider
1 apple, chopped into tiny chunks
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. honey

Combine the apple cider, apple, cinnamon, and honey. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced to one-half cup. Cool the mixture, and stir it into the yogurt.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Available in San Diego!

You can find White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt at Sprouts Farmers Markets, Mercados, Ocean Beach People’s Organic Foods Market, Picasso Naturals, Windmill Farms, Ralph’s, Whole Foods Market, and Jimbo’s … Naturally! in the San Diego area.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Chilled Yogurt & Cucumber Soup (Tarator)

2 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
3 cucumbers, finely diced
½ c. walnuts, ground
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
dill, finely chopped · salt
¼ c. olive or sunflower oil

Beat the yogurt, add the crushed garlic, ground walnuts, finely diced cucumbers, oil and salt to taste. Stir and slightly dilute with cold water to desired consistency. Serve sprinkled with finely chopped dill. Makes 3-4 servings.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Austin City Limits Music Festival

You’ll have two weekends to enjoy one of Austin’s premier music festivals, October 5–7 and 12–14 in Zilker Park, headlined this year by Paul McCartney and Metallica! For tickets, a complete lineup of performers, and more information, please head over to the official website and check it out!

Monday, October 1, 2018

“Little Butterfly Symbol”

I've only tried the Bulgarian Probiotic. I only bought it because it had my little butterfly symbol [the non-GMO verification logo - WMF] and because it was glass. I LOVE IT! I have to try the whole milk next! - Belinda

Friday, September 28, 2018

Honey Ambrosia

1 c. White Mountain Foods Nonfat Bulgarian Yogurt
16 oz. pineapple chunks in juice
2 med. oranges
2 bananas
¾ c. coconut
¼ c. honey

Mix together yogurt, honey, and coconut. Drain pineapple, peel and separate orange sections, and slice bananas; mix fruit together. Pour yogurt-honey mixture over fruit and stir.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

We’re following keto.trucking.meals on Instagram!

Thanks keto.trucking.meals for trying our yogurt, taking a picture, and tagging us! You just won a coupon for a free jar of White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt. 

If you’d like a chance to win a coupon for a free jar of yogurt, and you live in the United States, tag us with a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and post a photo of our yogurt.

Monday, September 24, 2018

“Thank You So Much”

Hello, I was recently diagnosed with SIBO and one of the foods that's ok to eat is 24 hour yogurt. My natural doctor who is helping me through my treatment recommended your yogurt. I just have to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for making this product (which I purchased at Fresh Market in Miami Beach, FL). It's so hard to find a product with simple ingredients nowadays. Not only is it healthy and beneficial but it also tastes delicious. I will definitely be buying your product again and got another friend from France to purchase your product (she too appreciates the lack of additives in your yogurt!). Thank you again!!! - Veronica 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Berry Special Yogurt

1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
4 c. fresh fruit
(strawberries or a combination of berries, kiwifruit, peaches, and bananas)
1 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. liquid honey
1 tsp. grated orange rind
½ tsp. vanilla or almond extract

Yogurt: mix together yogurt, honey, orange juice, orange rind, and extract. Wash and hull fruit. If large, slice into bite-sized pieces. At serving time, spoon fruit into individual bowls and top with yogurt mixture, or combine fruit with sauce. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pecan Street Festival

Don’t miss this Austin food, music, arts, and crafts tradition—the 38th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival—proceeds of which benefit several local nonprofit groups and municipal-aid organizations. Go have a great time this weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2018

“I Love Your Yogurt”

I just wanted to send you a quick note that I love your yogurt. I discovered it several weeks ago at the Festival Foods Store I shop and it is the only yogurt product I now buy. I love that it has a high level of probiotics, nothing artificial, and it tastes great! Thank you! - Ilona

Friday, September 14, 2018


1 part White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
1 part fresh or frozen fruit or veggies
1 part apple or vegetable juice
Optional: 1 part ice

Blend until smooth.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Bulgarians in Chicago

Chicago is home to more Bulgarians than anywhere else outside of Bulgaria itself. Last year saw the opening of the First Bulgarian Center in Chicago, founded by Nadia Jeliazkova, Valentina Limov, and Stanislav Stanimirov, to preserve the culture of their ethnic heritage, earning a visit from President Radev of Bulgaria.

Yogurt is a big part of Bulgarian culture. White Mountain Foods is proud to provide Bulgarians in Chicago and throughout the United States a traditional Bulgarian yogurt. It has the traditional taste and texture, and it’s made the old-fashioned way with a small-batch twenty-four-hour fermentation process. You can buy our yogurt at locations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

Monday, September 10, 2018

“I Quickly Became Addicted!”

Habitat Suites serves your Greek Yogurt on their breakfast buffet. On our weekend stay in Austin a couple weeks ago, I quickly became addicted! I took a quick trip back to Austin last week to pick up my daughter from UT. Stopped by the Wheatsville Coop and was so excited to find the very large container of Bulgarian Yogurt! It also is delicious! - Chesley

Friday, September 7, 2018

Yogurt Pops

1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
1 banana, sliced
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. fruit juice OR fruit chunks

Blend all ingredients together and pour into small paper cups. Freeze cups. Place plastic spoon or pop stick into each cup when yogurt mixture is half frozen. To serve, turn cup upside down and run hot water over it until pop slips out. Let children keep cups to use as holders to prevent messes.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Waterloo Music Festival

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, enjoy the Waterloo Music Festival at Carson Creek Ranch with an incredible three-day lineup of musical talent headlined by The String Cheese Incident. You can get single day, three-day, camping, and RV passes for the event. Get more information and tickets here: Waterloo Music Festival.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018


1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
½ c. unbleached white flour
½ c. whole wheat flour
½ tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
½ c. honey · ½ c. milk · ½ tsp. salt
¾ c. yellow cornmeal
1 egg, beaten, or egg substitute

Preheat oven to 400º. Combine dry ingredients. Add milk, rice syrup, egg, and yogurt. Stir until combined. Bake in greased 9” pan or muffin tins for 15–20 minutes.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fellow Austinite Sarah Coker

Look at this scrumptious photo by fellow Austinite Sarah Coker using White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt! Thank you so much for the shout-out, and you just won a coupon for a free jar of White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt!

You can find Sarah @sarah_coker_health_coach on Instagram and Facebook.  For a chance to win a coupon for free yogurt, post your pic and tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

Monday, August 27, 2018

“Lowest Carb Yogurt I Can Find”

I was at the store looking for the keifer my wife had gotten me and something about your whole milk yogurt made me look at it, I was amazed by the number of carbs I have been fighting with IBS and diabetes that got worse after my kidney transplant. I went keto when I was getting 399 as a fasting blood sugar on 2 different insulins. Your yogurt has helped substantially with the IBS I feel like a normal person most days now. Your yogurt is the lowest carb yogurt I can find and that helps me stay low carb and probiotic. I like the jars too. I am so glad you sent my wife coupons. We both had transplants and my paycheck doesn't stretch like it used to. - Ed 

Friday, August 24, 2018

Yogurt Sourdough Starter

2 Tbsp. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
1 c. milk
½ c. whole wheat flour
½ c. unbleached white flour

Heat milk until it reaches 100ºF on a thermometer. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt. Pour mixture into a clean plastic container, cover tightly and let stand in a warm place for 18 to 24 hours. Be sure to punch a small hole in container lid to allow gases to escape. Mixture should resemble the consistency of yogurt. A curd should form and the mixture should not flow readily when the container is slightly tilted. If clear liquid rises to the top of mixture, simply stir it back in. If liquid or starter turns pink, discard mixture and start again. 

Mix flour. After curd has formed, gradually stir 1 cup flour into the starter until smoothly blended. Cover tightly and let stand in a warm place 85F (30C) until mixture is full of bubbles and has a good sour smell, approximately 2 to 5 days. If clear liquid forms on top of mixture, stir it back into starter. 

Each time you use part of your starter replenish it with equal amounts of warm milk (100ºF) and flour. Cover and let stand in a warm place several hours or overnight until it is full of bubbles. Store in refrigerator until needed. Starter should always be at room temperature before using. Low fat or skim milk may be used in place of whole milk. Always be consistent in type of milk used.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

28th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival!

Try some of the best hot sauces in Central Texas while you dine on the local cuisine. Enjoy cold drinks and live music while experiencing one of Austin’s “hottest” annual traditions, which benefits the Central Texas Food Bank!

Monday, August 20, 2018

“Just As Good As Homemade”

I just wanted you to know I LOVE your yogurt! Thank you SO much for providing an amazing product. My family and I love that it's just as good as homemade--the texture and probiotics and flavor :) We get the big size from HEB. Thank you, thank you! - Camille

Friday, August 17, 2018

Breakfast Yogurt Parfait

24 oz. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
1 c. fresh blueberries (or other fresh berries)
1 c. granola cereal
whipped cream, optional

Use chilled dessert cups/dishes. Spoon yogurt into each cup. Follow with berries, and granola. Top with a spoonful of whipped cream, if desired. Chill or serve immediately.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Natural Grocers’ 63rd Anniversary Celebration Tomorrow

Thursday, August 16 (tomorrow) is Natural Grocers’ big 63rd Anniversary all-day nationwide event! Visit your local Natural Grocers for their ice cream social, chocolate powerhouse pudding, a FREE coloring book and a chance to win a trip to Thailand! Find out more here:

Monday, August 13, 2018

“The Taste Is Simply Amazing”

I rarely leave reviews, let alone for food products. Lately I've been having digestive issues, and have been trying out many different yogurt types. Once I tried the Whole Milk yogurt by White Mountain, I knew I'd be buying this every few days. I'm literally sitting at my computer eating it by the spoonful right now. I feel it's been slowly improving my digestive health, and the taste is simply amazing, not to mention such low sugar content and no additives. I doubt I'll ever go without having this in my fridge, both at home and work! - Jordan 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Blueberry Yogurt Pie


1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
2 eggs or egg substitute
3 Tbsp. honey
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 c. blueberries, fresh or frozen

⅓ c. butter
¼ c. honey
1 egg or egg substitute
½ c. unbleached white flour
½ c. whole wheat flour
½ tsp. baking powder

Preheat the oven to 350º. Grease and flour a 9 or 10-inch pie pan. Using an electric mixer or by hand, cream the butter and honey. Add the egg, and blend well. Combine the flour and baking powder and mix them into the wet ingredients to form a soft dough. With flour dusted fingers, pat the sticky dough into the bottom of the buttered and floured pie pan. Push the dough up to cover the sides of the pan. Refrigerate for at least as long as it takes to make the filling. Mix all the filling ingredients, except the blueberries, until smooth. Put the berries into the pie shell and gently pour in the filling so the berries are coated and evenly distributed. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, until the crust is browned and the custard has set. Chill well before serving.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Bat Fest is an annual tradition here in Austin, Texas, the home of White Mountain Foods. Watch 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats take to the skies at dusk. Music, food, drink & vendors! 

Monday, August 6, 2018

“Highly Recommend!”

Great yogurt! Even though it’s called Bulgarian, it also tastes as authentic Greek yogurt (the one they actually serve in Greece), not what they sell in USA. Have been looking for a product like that for a long time! Highly recommend! - Emil

Friday, August 3, 2018

Asparagus with Yogurt Sauce

2 lb fresh asparagus

Sauce ingredients:
1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
3 cloves garlic, minced OR 2 tsp. granulated garlic
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. prepared mustard
2 Tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. dill, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix sauce ingredients together and allow to stand 20 to 60 minutes before serving. Serve sauce over steamed asparagus.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Our Home Town

White Mountain Foods was established in 1980 right here in Austin, TX by our founder, Reed Murray. The Murray family continues to own and operate this Austin original under the leadership of Reed’s brother, Jeff. You can find our Bulgarian Yogurt in grocery stores throughout the city and surrounding areas. Many other local establishments serve our products or use them as ingredients in menu items. Find out more at our website.

Monday, July 30, 2018

“By Far The Best”

By far the best yogurt I was able to find on the continent. Keep in mind that I always buy all the brands I see just to compare. These guys are so ahead of the competition that the next best thing I barely consider to be yogurt. I offered a free (i.e. at my cost) jar of yogurt to all my friends who have never tasted this before. This is how much I stand behind this product. Give it a try! If you are like me and know what real yogurt tastes like I doubt you’d buy anything else afterwards. If you know me personally and live near me, first one is on me! - Nikola