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Jul 15, 2006 11:17 PM

Skyr - where to buy in LA?

I just returned from a trip to the Mid-Atlantic states and had the pleasure of bumping into a Whole Foods that carried skyr in the salad bar (I didn't check the dairy section). I understand that only Whole Foods on the East Coast (and some in the Rockies?) carry skyr. That said, does anyone know where I can get my grubby hands on this fabulous thick dairy product in LA?


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  1. I was curious......What is Skyr? So, I googled.

    Some sites say it's similar to Greek yogurt that you can get at T'J's. Also found this site

    Please repost if you ever find the real thing. I'd want to try it. BTW - I love the greek yogurt with honey at T'J's. The creme tops are also yummy- esp. the maple.

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    1. re: Kitchen Queen

      Hi! Skyr is a really thick type of cheese from Iceland. It has the consistency of sour cream--thick and rich--but it doesn't have any of the fat. It's also not as tart as Greek yogurt, rather, it's creamy and has a tinge of sweetness to it. I love the 0% Fage yogurt they sell at Trader Joe's, and the house-brand Greek yogurt is also great, but it is a little fatty.

      1. re: geezopeez

        Whipped, fat free ricotta? ha ha - probably not eh?