Our Beginning

While tidying up his desk back in 2005, our Founder and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, stumbled upon a classified ad for a yogurt plant that had recently closed. After initially throwing the ad away, Hamdi listened to his gut and fished it out of the trash. Hamdi Ulukaya took a loan, bought an old yogurt plant, and brought a small group of passionate individuals together to make the real, wholesome yogurt that he remembered from his childhood. He called the company Chobani®, “shepherd” in Turkish, to endow it with the hard-working and compassionate spirit of the mountain farmer.

Perfecting Our Craft

For the next two years, Hamdi devoted himself to the craft, carefully building his team to ensure quality from the ground up. In 2007, his dream to make delicious, nutritious, natural, and accessible yogurt finally came to fruition, when the very first cup of Chobani® Greek Yogurt hit the shelf.

A Series Of Milestones

In 2011, Hamdi brought his dream down under and in November of the same year, the first pot of Chobani® yogurt was sold in Australia. Since then, Chobani® Australia has followed an incredible journey.


First pot of Chobani® yogurt sold in Australia


Chobani® Pouch Launch

The first innovation since the launch of Chobani® Australia, pouches offered adult Aussies the perfect way to eat their yogurt on-the-go.


Chobani® Flip® Launch

Chobani® Flip® revolutionised 3pm snacking with our creamy yogurt and delicious, crunchy mix-ins.


Launch of Chobani® Australia Incubator Program

The Chobani® Incubator program helps small companies with big hearts and ideas challenge the food industry and make a difference by offering equity-free support and mentorship.


Chobani® FiT™ Launch

Chobani® FiT™ offers fans the perfect high protein, low fat, no added sugar yogurt to help fuel their day.


Chobani® FiT X® Launch

Chobani® FiT X® combines high protein, FiT yogurt with no added sugar mix-ins that pack a punch of crunch. It’s the ultimate functional snack to keep you on track.

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