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Yoghurt

Freeze? Yes
In season N/A
Store In the fridge
A rich source of protein
A bowl of yoghurt with a strawberry and a couple of blueberries on top

Yoghurt is made from fermented milk using yoghurt cultures. Its uses have grown over the years and it’s now used in many different dishes from currys, to tasty dips or as a healthy topping to breakfast cereal or porridge. Yoghurt comes in many flavours too from plain and vanilla to a wide range of fruity flavours. 

How to store

How to store yoghurt

Store yoghurt in the fridge.

Freezing yoghurt

You can freeze yoghurt for up to 6 months.

Yoghurt Top tips

How to freeze and defrost

To freeze: Yoghurt and fromage frais can be frozen. Mix yoghurts with over-ripe fruit, add a stick, pour into lolly moulds and freeze for a healthy, refreshing snack.

To defrost: You can eat frozen yoghurt as a pudding or a snack- no need to defrost.

Be fabulous with leftovers

Some yoghurt has a use by date which is about safety. Use or freeze yoghurt with a use by date before the use by date. If yoghurt has passed the use by date, do not use or freeze it. Some yoghurt now has a best before date which is about quality. If yoghurt has passed the best before date, it will be safe to use or freeze, but may not be at its best. 

Add leftover yoghurt to smoothies. You can use empty yoghurt pots to freeze your leftovers in.

 

Buying tips

Buy the right amount for your needs. Think about whether you’ll get through a large pot (or 6/ 12 small ones) before the use by date - if it has a use by date. Also consider how long you have to use the yoghurt once it’s been opened. If you’re not going to use it all in time, freeze some for later.

Perfect portions

Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much of this food to serve at mealtimes.

Valuing your Yoghurt beyond the price tag

Goodness in food

Your food is more than its shape, colour and price. Your food has an important role to play to help keep you healthy and with enough energy to live your life how you wish to.

  • Rich in protein which is needed for growth and repair of body tissues and is especially important for healthy muscles and bones.
  • A source of calcium which helps to regulate muscle contractions, including your heartbeat.
  • Be cautious of sugar levels to keep within the recommended daily allowance for a balanced healthy diet. Always check the packaging.

Food story

By the time your food arrives in your home, it’s already been on quite a journey starting with how it’s made or grown and how your food reaches the supermarket. 

So please help our food to finish its story in the most sustainable way, ensuring the planet’s resources that’s already used are put to good use. Take care of your food when it’s in your home and ensure every edible morsel is eaten - and that your food doesn’t end up in the bin! 

Why not try these delicious recipes to use up Yoghurt

If you have veggies coming to your party, they will love these; for a more substantial snack they can also be served in a warmed pitta pocket with chilli sauce and salad.

golden falafel pieces around a bowl of smooth cucumber and yogurt dip