Easily one of the best Tzatziki's I've ever tasted. I lived in Germany and had many different Doner Kebaps with just as many different tzatziki's. This is easy to make and has the perfect flavor. If in a hurry I can use plain yogurt thrown onto a cheesecloth dishtowel and hold it over the sink and gently squeeze the moisture out. I then use a spoon to scrape it off and put into my mixing bowl. I also just use a grater and grate the cuke into it to save time. I've also made it when short on s. cream and it was pretty forgiving as long as some was in it to mellow out the yogurt twang. Top off with red pepper flakes or sprinkles for a Turkish doner/gyro.
Just want to inject a note: If you think FAGE brand is great, try Stonyfield Farm's OIKOS Greek yogurt---it is fantastic--you'll almost think it's sour cream...
I have been making my own tzatziki sauce for a while. Today I just bought "FAGE" yogurt in my regular grocery store. I says "Greek style strained yogurt" on the label. It is plain yogurt already strained!!! I just tasted it and it tastes great. I was able to whip up some sauce without waiting for it to drain overnight.
This is wonderful...I have a recipe for Tzatziki sauce that was given to me by a Greek friend and it is almost identical....you're right about the sauce making the Gyro......it's all about the sauce!!!!