While tidying up his desk back in 2005, our Founder and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, stumbled upon a classified ad for a yogurt plant recently closed down by Kraft. After initially throwing the ad away, Hamdi listened to his gut, fished it out of the trash and went to see it that day. He decided to buy the plant on the spot, and went to work on perfecting the recipe for Chobani based on his belief that everyone, regardless of income or location, deserved access to delicious, high-quality yogurt. The first cup of CHO finally hit shelves 18 months later and has since grown to become America’s #1 yogurt.
Chobani was founded on the belief that people have great taste. They just need great options. That’s why we started Chobani back in 2005 — to make high-quality, great tasting yogurt made with only natural ingredients available to the masses. Sure a lot has changed since then. We’ve grown from five employees to over 1,200 strong. We started out with one truck of milk a day and now use over three million pounds each day. And our products are now available nationwide as well as in Australia and Canada. But there are some things that will never change like our unwavering commitment to producing the best-tasting, highest quality products and being Nothing but Good to our fans, employees and local communities remains the same. Thanks for your support and helping us make Chobani what it is today!
We believe that yogurt should be simple. It’s been made the same way for thousands of years, and who are we to change it? That’s why we use just milk and cultures to make our yogurt and then authentically strain it so that it’s thick, creamy and chocked full of health benefits: