I recently waxed rhapsodic about the glories of Icelandic skyr, inspiring, it seems, quite a bit of interest among some of you gourmands in the states. I had mentioned Siggi’s skyr, a company which was started by an Icelander living in New York, but it seems that Americans are going to have more skyr options available now, including skyr imported by the Icelandic company skyr.is. According to this recent article in IceNews, “Icelandic Skyr launched across U.S. gourmet food chain The Fresh Market,”
Popular Icelandic dairy product Skyr has recently been launched across the U.S. in the gourmet supermarket chain The Fresh Market.
And who can we thank for this development?
Following a recent trip to Iceland, Australian actor Russell Crowe Tweeted “I seem to have left Iceland with an addiction to Skyr… can you buy it anywhere else in the world?” This could have helped launch the popularity of the dairy product outside of Iceland.
“It is very easy to get to Iceland from North America or Europe. Any holiday here should include sampling the distinctive Icelandic cuisine!”