A dairy product made by fermenting milk with bacteria.
Most likely first produced in central and west Asia, made by nomadic people who domesticated cattle for milk.
Yogurt was introduced to western Europe in 1524 when a Turk recommended it to King Francois I.
Yogurt most likely derives from the Turkish word yoğurmak, which means “to curdle or thicken.”
“Food for Thought: A Short History of Yogurt” from the British Columbia Dairy Association
“History of Yogurt and Current Patterns of Consumption by Mauro Fisberg and Rachel Machado (2015)