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Yogurt Wars: Chobani Founder Is Accused of Stealing Recipe From Fage


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The founder of Chobani has been in and out of court with his ex-wife since 2012, as she is claiming to own a chunk of the Greek yogurt empire. Things recently got very ugly when she accused him of paying off a former Fage employee for Fage’s yogurt recipe. Ouch. Chobani is currently #1 in the US Greek yogurt market, with over a billion dollars in sales last year alone.

And so today, in a new court filing, she busted out enough accusations to sustain at least two and a half episodes of Scandal. The most salacious: She says that Ulukaya flew to Europe and paid an employee of rival Fage 30,000 euros for the company’s yogurt recipe.

That’s a pretty bold claim! But I guess that’s the just the high-stakes world of Greek yogurt.

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Rebecca Haley-Park is an assistant editor for culture: the word on cheese, and is responsible for all the delicious content on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. When not writing for the magazine you can find her creating cocktail recipes and pairing them with cheese.

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