HOW DO WE MAKE
YAZA LABNEH?

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Where Yaza Labneh Comes From

Step One

Yaza collaborates with a family-operated dairy farm in Upstate New York near the Catskill Mountains. The dedicated dairy farmers provide fresh, local milk to our nearby creamery partner.

Step Two

This short journey not only preserves the milk's freshness but also reduces transportation emissions, aligning with our commitment to minimizing our carbon footprint.

Step Three

Once the milk arrives, the skilled dairy artisans craft the labneh using Yaza’s authentic recipes, resulting in our variety of flavors. The freshly made labneh is then packaged and swiftly delivered to a grocery store near you, allowing you to savor the exceptional taste of Yaza with every spoonful.

Where Yaza Labneh Comes From

Step One

Yaza collaborates with a family-operated dairy farm in Upstate New York near the Catskill Mountains. The dedicated dairy farmers provide fresh, local milk to our nearby creamery partner.

Step Two

This short journey not only preserves the milk's freshness but also reduces transportation emissions, aligning with our commitment to minimizing our carbon footprint.

Step Three

Once the milk arrives, the skilled dairy artisans craft the labneh using Yaza’s authentic recipes, resulting in our variety of flavors. The freshly made labneh is then packaged and swiftly delivered to a grocery store near you, allowing you to savor the exceptional taste of Yaza with every spoonful.

FAQS

HOW IS LABNEH MADE?

Yaza is the only company on the market to make labneh the authentic way. How is that possible? Well, traditionally, labneh is made by straining pasteurized cultured milk and salt in a cheesecloth overnight to strain the liquid away. We simulate this straining process using FDA-approved techniques. Since we never blend with thickeners or other chemicals, we may start with 100 gallons of milk and end up with just 25 gallons of labneh.

WHAT DOES YAZA LABNEH TASTE LIKE?

Yaza labneh is creamy and coats the tongue with a smooth consistency. It is naturally tangy from the probiotics in the cultured milk. Our Za’atar & Olive Oil flavor tastes herby and bright from the lemony taste of the sumac. Spicy Chili is for the spice lovers; it has a medium kick of spice from the Aleppo pepper and chipotle pepper and a light smokiness from the hot smoked paprika.

IS YAZA LABNEH HEALTHY FOR ME?
Yaza Labneh is a great source of protein and probiotics! A 30-gram serving of our labneh contains about 30 calories, 3 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of healthy fats, lots of probiotics, and absolutely no added sugars, thickeners, nor preservatives. In fact, our plain flavor only contains two ingredients: pasteurized cultured milk & salt.
WHAT'S THE MOST AUTHENTIC WAY OF EATING LABNEH
A classic way to enjoy labneh is to drizzle it with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle it with za’atar, a spice blend containing thyme, sesame seeds, and sumac. Lucky for you, we made this into its own flavor, Za’atar & Olive Oil. All you have to do is open the lid and enjoy!
HOW LONG DOES LABNEH LAST?
Once you open your Yaza labneh, we recommend eating it within 5-7 days. Keep it refrigerated as often as possible to maintain freshness. If you see the whey liquid separating from the solid labneh, don’t worry; it’s totally normal for a natural product. Just like yogurt, stir it back in, and it will not affect the flavor or texture. Always make sure to check the expiration date on the packaging.
WHAT MAKES YAZA LABNEH DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LABNEH I COULD BUY?
Other than being the only authentic labneh on the market, we were also the first to introduce flavored labneh to the United States as of May 2023! Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, Yaza created Za’atar & Olive Oil and Spicy Chili labneh. Though our flavors are a crowd favorite, many people from the Mediterranean region have tried Yaza’s Plain Labneh and said, “This reminds me of back home.”
HOW IS LABNEH DIFFERENT FROM YOGURT, SOUR CREAM OR CREAM CHEESE?
Yaza labneh can be used in place of yogurt, sour cream, and even cream cheese! Many people have described it as a combination of these three tastes. Unlike many of these products, Yaza labneh has no added sugars and no added preservatives.
IS LABNEH LACTOSE-FREE?
The straining process during labneh production reduces its lactose content, making it potentially easier to digest for individuals who are mildly lactose intolerant. However, it may not be suitable for those with severe lactose intolerance.
WHY IS THERE LIQUID ON TOP OF MY LABNEH?

The liquid that has separated from your labneh is called “whey.” Our labneh is a totally natural cultured dairy product, similar to yogurt or sour cream, which also has occasional whey separation. These types of products as they age and move through their shelf life will occasionally have some whey separation which floats to the top of the container. This is a totally safe and natural process. Simply stir it back into your labneh and enjoy, or you may decide to pour it out.

BUY YAZA LABNEH

If you have further questions, please email us at info@yazafoods.com.

FAQS

HOW IS LABNEH MADE?

Yaza is the only company on the market to make labneh the authentic way. How is that possible? Well, traditionally, labneh is made by straining pasteurized cultured milk and salt in a cheesecloth overnight to strain the liquid away. We simulate this straining process using FDA-approved techniques. Since we never blend with thickeners or other chemicals, we may start with 100 gallons of milk and end up with just 25 gallons of labneh.

WHAT DOES YAZA LABNEH TASTE LIKE?

Yaza labneh is creamy and coats the tongue with a smooth consistency. It is naturally tangy from the probiotics in the cultured milk. Our Za’atar & Olive Oil flavor tastes herby and bright from the lemony taste of the sumac. Spicy Chili is for the spice lovers; it has a medium kick of spice from the Aleppo pepper and chipotle pepper and a light smokiness from the hot smoked paprika.

IS YAZA LABNEH HEALTHY FOR ME?
Yaza Labneh is a great source of protein and probiotics! A 30-gram serving of our labneh contains about 30 calories, 3 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of healthy fats, lots of probiotics, and absolutely no added sugars, thickeners, nor preservatives. In fact, our plain flavor only contains two ingredients: pasteurized cultured milk & salt.
WHAT'S THE MOST AUTHENTIC WAY OF EATING LABNEH
A classic way to enjoy labneh is to drizzle it with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle it with za’atar, a spice blend containing thyme, sesame seeds, and sumac. Lucky for you, we made this into its own flavor, Za’atar & Olive Oil. All you have to do is open the lid and enjoy!
HOW LONG DOES LABNEH LAST?
Once you open your Yaza labneh, we recommend eating it within 5-7 days. Keep it refrigerated as often as possible to maintain freshness. If you see the whey liquid separating from the solid labneh, don’t worry; it’s totally normal for a natural product. Just like yogurt, stir it back in, and it will not affect the flavor or texture. Always make sure to check the expiration date on the packaging.
WHAT MAKES YAZA LABNEH DIFFERENT FROM OTHER LABNEH I COULD BUY?
Other than being the only authentic labneh on the market, we were also the first to introduce flavored labneh to the United States as of May 2023! Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, Yaza created Za’atar & Olive Oil and Spicy Chili labneh. Though our flavors are a crowd favorite, many people from the Mediterranean region have tried Yaza’s Plain Labneh and said, “This reminds me of back home.”
HOW IS LABNEH DIFFERENT FROM YOGURT, SOUR CREAM OR CREAM CHEESE?
Yaza labneh can be used in place of yogurt, sour cream, and even cream cheese! Many people have described it as a combination of these three tastes. Unlike many of these products, Yaza labneh has no added sugars and no added preservatives.
IS LABNEH LACTOSE-FREE?
The straining process during labneh production reduces its lactose content, making it potentially easier to digest for individuals who are mildly lactose intolerant. However, it may not be suitable for those with severe lactose intolerance.
WHY IS THERE LIQUID ON TOP OF MY LABNEH?

The liquid that has separated from your labneh is called “whey.” Our labneh is a totally natural cultured dairy product, similar to yogurt or sour cream, which also has occasional whey separation. These types of products as they age and move through their shelf life will occasionally have some whey separation which floats to the top of the container. This is a totally safe and natural process. Simply stir it back into your labneh and enjoy, or you may decide to pour it out.

BUY YAZA LABNEH

If you have further questions, please email us at info@yazafoods.com.

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..crazy not to go try Yaza’s Plain Labneh @erewhon 

🌀 2 INGREDENTS: cultured milk🥛& salt 🧂 
🌀30 CALORIES, 3G PROTEIN per 2 tbsp. serving
🌀 PROBIOTICS, perfect for your gut health
🌀 DIP IN with your favorite veggie 🥕 or pita chip 

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From our test, it doesn’t! Glucose even lowered slightly over the two hours. This is due to Yaza having no added sugars and low carbs. 
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