“Greek’s creamy French cousin.”
That’s how Stonyfield describes its Petite Crème, a low-fat smooth cheese made from cultured non-fat milk and cream and inspired by the French fromage blanc.
Like greek yogurt, Petite Crème is high in protein. But cheese cultures instead of yogurt cultures means none of greek’s characteristic tang. To some, that would be a deal killer. But not to others.
As Stonyfield’s website says: “Let’s be honest. Not everybody loves Greek yogurt. Or maybe you do, but it’s just nice to have a little something on the side every now and then.”
And when Stonyfield says “creamy,” it isn’t kidding. It’s hard to believe that each 5.3 oz. tub of Petite Crème’s unsweetened Plain & Simple has just 100 calories and 2 grams of saturated fat (along with 12 grams of protein and 20 percent of a day’s calcium.)
That puts Petite Crème in the same ballpark as Chobani or Fage 0% plain greek yogurt (around 90 calories and no sat fat, plus 15 grams of protein and 15 percent of a day’s calcium in 5.3 oz.). And, like all Stonyfield products—but unlike the two greeks—Petite Crème is certified organic.
How to eat it? Right out of the tub, silly. And if you add berries, banana, or other fruit to the Plain & Simple, you’ll save the roughly two teaspoons of added sugar in Petite Crème’s fruit flavors (Belle Blueberry, La Vie en Strawberry, Mon Cherry Amour, Ooh lala Peach, and Strawberry-Banana Ménage).
“C’est magnifique!” says the Plain & Simple tub. Oui agree.
To find Petite Crème at a store near you, contact Stonyfield at (800) 776-2697 or visit their website, stonyfield.com.
Other relevant links:
• Our basic guide to yogurt. See: What to Eat: Yogurt 101
• Another smooth, creamy cheese to try. See: Have You Tried the New Cheese Called Quark?
• Try these quick-cooking steel cut oats for another delicious breakfast. See: Wondering What to Eat for Breakfast? Try Quaker’s Quick-Cooking Steel Cut Oats