Our Family Story

farmerThe McLaren Family has been proudly making pure Jalna yoghurt in Victoria for more than 35 years. Our milk comes from the rich pastures of the Goulburn Valley and our own Biodynamic Organic dairy farm in the Riverine region.

We are passionate that life should be as simple and uncomplicated as possible. The way we make yoghurt is important to us because we believe that the less processed our food, the better it tastes and the better it is for our families, and for yours.

Jalna yoghurt is pure. We have been making it the traditional pot-set way for more than three decades, where we simply mix milk with friendly probiotic cultures and let nature do the rest. There is no unnecessary processing or unnecessary ingredients.

We are fussy about the ingredients we select. Pure ingredients and nothing else. No artificial colours, preservatives, flavours or food acids, no stabilisers or emulsifiers and no cane sugar or artificial sweeteners.

original jalna

Where did the Jalna name come from?

Over 35 years ago, our family purchased a small Victorian dairy business. It was originally owned by a man who had immigrated to Australia some years before from Europe. He had brought with him the traditional method of making pure pot set yoghurt. Jalna was the name of his family's farm. So to honour his successful endeavours in his newly adopted country and his dedication to yoghurt, we decided to keep the name Jalna.

Life in Australia is wonderful with our vast outdoors and abundance of fresh produce. We want Australians everywhere to enjoy our contribution, pure pot set Jalna yoghurt.