May 8, 2015
How One Woman Survived A Bad Career Break, Then Launched A Life-Changing Business: The inspiring, never-say-die story of Homa Dashtaki and White Moustache yogurt.

April 16, 2015
Yes, Whey!
“Move over green juice: this fresh whey drink is full of probiotics and calcium.”

April 14, 2015
Yes, Whey: How Yogurt’s Leftovers Are Getting a Second Life
“Whey is often seen as a byproduct en route to yogurt-y goodness, but some yogurt makers and chefs are experimenting with ways to get consumers to eat and enjoy it in its own right.”

March 26, 2015
The Great New York State Yogurt Taste Test
White Moustache, Brooklyn: Most Likely to Take Over the World
“White Moustache yogurt is decadent; it is thick, creamy, silky, lightly tangy … overwhelming in the best way.”

March 17, 2015
We Could Be Heroes: Salvatore Brooklyn, Early Bird Granola + White Moustache Yogurt
“Immediately apparent was the warmth of Betsy, Nekisia ,and Homa a.k.a. 24 Commerce a.k.a. ‘home’, whose intimate kitchen cooperative produces some of the best cheese, granola and yogurt (respectively) we have EVER tasted.”

March 16, 2015
Maker Profile | Homa Dashtaki of White Moustache Yogurt
“Since coming to New York, White Moustache Yogurt has grown and thrived.
‘We have a wait list. We can’t meet demand,’ Dashtaki says, sounding exhausted (there was a fire that morning, don’t forget), but also calm and grateful.”

March 12, 2015
Why Are People Drinking Whey?
Whey is jam-packed with protein, good bacteria (probiotics) and calcium. It also contains zero fat, aids in digestion and is great for rehydrating after a tough workout.
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February 14, 2015
Noticed: Whey on the Way
“The White Moustache, a Brooklyn dairy, believes whey is ‘gold.’ The company’s neon-colored whey is procured by its yogurt production and contains nothing but milk and probiotics. The liquid that’s left over is as valuable for the body as the yogurt itself.”

January 13, 2015
Whey to Be
“… whey has become a buzzword among the sustainable-minded set, who see drinking the stuff as good for the body and the planet.”

January 11, 2015
Tasting the American Dream: Food businesses are the new path to prosperity for kids of immigrants
“Sharing old traditions is also part of the appeal for Homa Dashtaki, 35, who runs the Brooklyn-based, cult-favorite yogurt company called The White Moustache.”

January 9, 2015
Small-batch yogurt that will change your life
“We just discovered a clean, non-processed snack that still fills us up. Enter handmade yogurt from The White Moustache … Hands down, the best yogurt in NYC.”
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January 2, 2015
Where There’s a Drink, There’s a Whey
“The local yogurt makers White Moustache produce a whey that has found a home at Smith Canteen, in Carroll Gardens, in a drink flavored with cucumber, ginger and mint.”

December 9, 2014
The White Moustache: Small-Batch Yogurts with a Persian Twist
“These yogurts are elegant, and incredibly soft and rich on the palate, many spoonfuls above the quality of supermarket brands.”

December 2, 2014
Is It Possible to Make Homemade Yogurt as Good as White Moustache’s?
“It’s true, New Yorkers are crazy. We’ll pay $6 for a White Moustache yogurt … But you know what’s really crazy? How good it is. Like, better-than-ice-cream good.”
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November 2014
America’s Best Food Artisans
“When Homa Dashtaki and her family left Iran for California, she was only 8 years old; her memories of home were inextricably linked to the yogurt she ate every day. ‘It was thick, custardy, tart and always smooth, she says.'”

November 14, 2014
Classic and Contemporary Takes on 11 Favorites of the New York Kitchen
“The best new yogurt on the market is made by a former attorney and her luxuriously mustachioed Iranian-born father.”

November 10, 2014
The Whole Foods effect: A kick-start for sales
“White Moustache of Red Hook, Brooklyn, is sold in three of Whole Foods’ New York locations. It is in the enviable position of having two other stores — in TriBeCa and Chelsea — on a waiting list for its brand because it’s not yet able to produce enough yogurt to supply them. ‘I’m disgustingly lucky because Whole Foods came to me,’ said owner Homa Dashtaki”

October 7, 2014
To Marinate: Whey, an Ingredient You Probably Don’t Know
“I tried [whey-brining] a chicken, which was quite moist after roasting. It also browned better and took less time to cook”

September 9, 2014
Culture Club: 6 Made-in-NYC Yogurts Worth Seeking Out
” ‘The moustache isn’t a hipster thing,’ yogurt obsessive and White Moustache co-founder Homa Dashtaki laughingly explains, unprompted. Born in Iran and raised in California, Dashtaki watched her father make Persian-style yogurt as a child, and named her young company in honor of his luxuriously snowy facial hair.”
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September 9, 2014
Yogurt, a Modern Pantry Essential
“In the crowded yogurt market, we gravitated toward New York–based White Moustache first for its gorgeous stout glass tub, then for its unrivaled flavor.”

August 22, 2014
The White Moustache: Best Yogurt Ever?
“…our reactions were wide-eyed, gushing and full of awe at the contradictions produced by each taste: thick but creamy; light but substantial, an otherworldly combination of sweet and tart and tangy.”

August 13, 2014
Are Broccoli Stalks the Next Kale?
If you’re looking for tomorrow’s hot ingredients — and today’s top values — start with the compost bin.
“We think of [yogurt whey] as nature’s Gatorade.”
July 2014
Dairy Queen
“The creamiest and most delicious yogurt I can find in New York City (and maybe in the entire country) is called the White Moustache … it is one of the best things I’ve tasted in quite a while — thick and smooth and glossy, and with an aroma that I feel relatively certain is what Heaven smells like.”

August 14, 2013
The White Moustache’s Journey from California to Smorgasburg
” … for reasons she described as only ‘being an overachiever,’ Homa could not resist the temptation of dropping off samples at high end retailers like Kalutysan’s and Salexby Cheesemongers. They came calling, all asking, ‘when can we get some?'”

March 19, 2013
To Many Yogurt Fans, It’s All Greek
“Homa Dashtaki’s White Moustache brand represents a minuscule part of the [Greek yogurt] boom … but it is already attracting a following.”
April 12, 2013
Yo Good: White Moustache brings homegrown yogurt to New York
“What separates the Persian and Greek styles is a big helping of old-fashioned gravity, which strains the whey from the Greek yogurt. The result: plush, mouth-smacking thickness.”
April 20, 2013
Tasty Delights
“the Dashtaki family’s yogurt is a far cry from the supermarket varieties.”

March 31, 2013
Meet a Half-Dozen Hopeful New Smorgasburg Vendors
“Dashtaki sources milk from Hudson Valley Fresh and shares manufacturing space with Salvatore Bklyn. ‘My favorite way to eat the Moosir is to dump a whole jar over potato chips.'”


November 4, 2013
100 Best Dishes of 2013
“It’s truly addicting and after the last spoonful, I continued scraping the jar in the hopes of one more taste.”

November 1, 2013
Preview Of The White Moustache’s Artisanal Yogurt Tasting Flight
“The texture is what really won me over — smooth and with just the right weight, not to heavy or thick.”

September 9, 2013
BK’s Tastiest Yogurt
“There is a Brooklyn based yogurt so delicious that I dare you NOT to try it. Meet The White Moustache.”

May 11, 2012
Culinary Cool Kids
“Yogurt Rebel: Homa Dashtaki”

May 19, 2011
Beware of the yogurt: The authorities save Californians from a phantom menace
” … although she had spent a year getting the required permits from Orange County, she had, it turned out, yet to make the acquaintance of the “milk and dairy food safety branch” of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). On a Saturday morning in March, Ms Dashtaki got a call and was told to shut down or risk prosecution.”