Fresh Cheese from Stonyfield Bridges Gap into Yogurt
Londonderry, N.H.-based Stonyfield is rolling out Petite Crème to select markets across the country. Formulated with the taste and nutritional preferences of today’s Greek yogurt consumer in mind, Petite Crème is actually a fresh cheese, as it is made with cheese cultures rather than traditional yogurt cultures. It has a thick yet silky texture and a slightly mild tangy flavor. It’s a low-fat, high-protein fresh cheese best described as somewhere between crème fraiche, which resembles sour cream, and fromage blanc, which is thicker than crème fraiche but not as thick as ricotta.
Petite Crème comes in seven flavors: Belle Blueberry, La Vie en Strawberry, Mon Cherry Amour, Ooh LaLa Peach, Plain, Strawberry-Banana Menage and Vive La Vanilla. Each cup contains 140 calories, 2.5g of fat and 10g of protein. To convey the premium nature of the product, the organic yogurt leader has ditched the typical farm motifs and bright colors on its packages and is using a sleek, sophisticated black design on the 5.3-oz. single-serve cups. The suggested retail price is $1.89.