Lamb street food’s delicious main sauces are made from Icelandic skyr. Skyr has been a staple in the Icelandic pantry for over 1000 years and is even mentioned in some of the Icelandic sagas.
This age-old, heritage tradition is thought to have been brought to Iceland by Nordic settlers and remained virtually unchanged until the last century. It’s remarkable that a food can remain so important to a people for such a long time. Historically making skyr fell to the women of the house and mostly took place during the summer. Our foremothers passed their knowledge from generation to generation, and over time skyr became a key ingredient in Icelandic food and has, alongside lamb, come to find an essential place on the nation’s plate.