I know, I know. One doesn’t think of yogurt as revolutionary, but I recently tasted this one at the North Fork Roasting Company and fell head over heels. That it came in a sweet periwinkle-colored, terra-cotta pot made it all that better. It tastes like dessert, and because it’s from France, it’s somehow still light and smooth and creamy. The French do everything better, don’t they?
It’s called Le Fermiere yogurt, a family company that originated in Provence, but for their American yogurts, the company sources their milk from upstate New York. Still, their “le traditional” flavors are straight out of the French countryside: pressed lemon, orange blossom honey. There’s none of the bad stuff (no cows with growth hormones, no high fructose, no chemical stabilizers, gluten-free), and when you finish your yogurts, you can plant an herb garden on your window sill with the remaining pot.