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Feb 19, 2011 03:30 PM

St Benoit yogurt - delicious, fresh and sustainable artisanal yogurt

Discovered this at some local Whole Foods (Venice and West LA locations), and can't stop raving about it. It's a natural yogurt made from whole jersey cow milk and cultures. It has a delicious cream top, and the versions other than plain use fresh preserves as flavoring - nothing artificial.
The creamery is in Sonoma, CA and their packing is a glass jar with a foil top for the multiple serving carton, and a neat little ceramic crock for the single serve portions. The only wast is the foil top! You can bring the glass jar/crocks back to Whole Foods you $1.50 deposit back. They ship the packaging back to the creamery for a refill. No plastic waste!
Hoping they do well - great product. Check it out!!

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  1. yeah. it's a favorite with many Chowhounds - if you search you'll find it discussed on the General Topics & some regional boards.

    i've always thought it would be awesome if they could find some way for customers to get the crocks refilled instead of having to send them back - it would be even more environmentally friendly!

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Ah, thanks for the tip. I just have to share when I find something I love!

    2. They also sell it at Figueroa Produce, I'm saving my crock for the next time I go back.

      1. Happy to report that Gelson's (or at least Century City branch) is now carrying St Benoit yogurt. I was driving over to Erewhon on Beverly, which is not as convenient for me.

        It now comes in a glass container, not the crocks like before (and no deposit).

        After having St. Benoit, I can't eat any other kind of yogurt. The only way I can describe the taste is that it is magical. It's better than homemade, unless you happen to have Jersey cow milk.