One thing I miss about France is good cheese and yogurt. European style yogurt tends to be creamier and tastes like a true dairy product instead of some kind of custard. My first issue with American yogurt is that the texture is all wrong. The yogurt is gelatinous, almost as if there is, well, gelatin in it. That’s not right! If I wanted gelatin or custard I would have ordered a flan! I want a creamy, smooth yogurt that actually flows with gravity, not hangs there quivering like green Jello. And don’t get me started on some of the flavor varieties that exist: Banana Split, Key-lime Pie—those aren’t yogurt flavors!
Liberté yogurt is the closest thing you can get to European yogurt in the US. Once I discovered it, I couldn’t get enough. It comes in full-fat and 2% fat varieties—full-fat is really the only way to go (just don’t look at the nutrition label). Perfect creaminess and mild tang make this yogurt the best you can get. Flavors are the standard fruit additions that have to be mixed with your spoon before you eat. They even make a version with six different grains mixed in for the more health conscious. The texture of these is a bit grainier (in a good way) and the overall flavor is more nutty and earthy.
Has anyone else tried any other good yogurts? Is there anything else good out there? Once I found these, I stopped my search for other yogurts, but I’m interested to see what others have found to be good.