The last time I went grocery shopping fortune smiled upon me. Not just for finding this yogurt, (I’ll get to that in a minute) but also because Mike went shopping with me, which he does only once in a blue moon. We were in the organic dairy area and Mike was ever-so-patiently checking the time on his phone and asking me (for the fifth time in two minutes…after we had been in the store a mere five minutes) how many items I had left on my grocery list, when I spotted the cutest little jar of yogurt. Ever. (If you remember my Sausages & Sauerkraut with German mustard, I guess it appears that I might have somewhat of a thing for cute little jars…I have absolutely no explanation for that, lol.) Unfortunately, the price wasn’t so cute. ($2.99 for a 5.5 oz serving…as a little price perspective, at this same grocery store, a single serving container of regular yogurt costs $.40 and a single serving container of Greek yogurt costs $1.79.) Of course Mike told me to get whatever I want (he’s so sweet…if I had been shopping alone I no doubt would have talked myself out of it, reminding myself that the reason I stick to a grocery budget is so that we can splurge on more important things, like purses, shoes, and vacations…that’s why I love shopping with my darling hubby despite his rushing me out of the store).There were some interesting flavors to choose from, but for me in the end it came down to cherry or gingerberry. Despite my deep love for all things cherry, I chose gingerberry (which is a combination of blueberry and ginger) because I wanted something a little different. I couldn’t wait to get home and taste it (yes, that’s really all it takes to make my day, lol!).
So now for the review! The yogurt is a bit lumpy looking (even after a good stir), but it’s actually quite smooth and silky on the tongue. The taste is delicious and unlike any other yogurt I’ve ever had. Blueberry hits you first, then faint notes of maple, then strong ginger flavor and more subtle notes of lingering cinnamon. When the ginger flavor hits, it’s a very effervescent/nose tickling sort of feeling, not unlike drinking ginger ale (which I happen to love). If it weren’t for the price, I would absolutely buy this again…and despite the price, I may occasionally splurge on it anyway.
After eating the yogurt, I was intrigued so I checked out White Cow Dairy’s site. Their dedication to sustainability, freshness, and quality is pretty inspiring. Here’s a little bit of what they say about their dairy:
The dairy is located in East Otto in Cattaragus County, New York on 250 acres of grassy hilltops where elevations reach nearly 1,800 feet. The meadows are lush with plant life where fresh milk is made entirely from the flora of the ancient, rolling hills of coltsfoot, beebread, burdock, violet fescue, birdsfoot, buttercup, chamomile, peppermint, chickweed, strawberry yarrow, horehound, yellowdock, birds-nest, feltwort, orchard grass and, of course, clover.
The milk created from this diet of grasses and flowers creates the incredible complex flavors found in the small-batch foods made only at White Cow Dairy. In an artisan kitchen not more than a few meters from the milk house, comes a boggling menu of traditional, fresh dairy foods, the likes of which have not been seen or tasted in a century or so…custards, crème bulgares, thick yogurts, whey drinks and sauces. While the milk for these foods descends from the hilltops, the maple, which flavors it, is gathered and boiled from the hillside forest along side wild leeks, wild onions, blueberries, and apples. Few farms can recite a list of ingredients where the contents come from a stone’s throw away.
If you’re interested, here is information on where their products are available.