Icelandic dairy hits the States
Yes, Greek yogurt is delightful. But if you find yourself rolling your eyes at every carefully marketed iteration, maybe it?s time to try something new.
Our prediction for the next dairy-aisle trend (yes, we just said that): Iceland.
From breakfast-ready yogurt to crowd-pleasing cheeses, we tried the goods certain to rival your Greek standards.
Skyr Essentially a thicker, tarter version of Greek yogurt, skyr has been a major part of Icelandic cuisine for more than a thousand years. We love the just-launched Wisconsin-based brand Smári for its simple flavors such as strawberry and vanilla that pair well with sweeter toppings like blueberries and honey. It?s also crazy-high in protein.
Rjomaskyr Want a more dessert-y option? Try Siggi?s coconut or pineapple rjomaskyr, which is like regular skyr but mixed with cream and sugar for a velvety ice-cream vibe.
Smjör Thanks to its deep yellow color and super-creamy consistency, many butter snobs (hold your laughter) consider this stuff among the best in the world. Good news for more casual butter enthusiasts: It?s available at Whole Foods Market and begging to be spread on an English muffin.
Höfdingi Look for this mild white cheese at specialty fromageries and use it as a substitute for Brie. Just try not to be too patronizing when your guests ask if it?s French.