Remember the first time you went gah-gah for Greek yogurt?
Then, prepare to go insane for the Icelandic style.
I admit I’d never had Icelandic yogurt (skyr) until recently when Petaluma’s Smari sent me samples to try.
In short, they blew my taste buds away.
Icelandic yogurt has been made for generations from nonfat milk that’s heated with a culture, then strained and strained again. Smari makes its from organic, grass-fed Jersey and Guernsey milk, which is thicker, richer and more nutrient-dense than most. While its original yogurts were made from skim milk, it recently introduced the first Icelandic-style yogurts made with whole milk.
What you notice with these yogurts is how exceedingly creamy and thick they are, especially the whole milk varieties. They’re the consistency of a decadent pudding.