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French nonfat/lowfat dairy products

Fay | Oct 10, 2003 09:52 PM

I spent a month in the south of France this summer, and became completely addicted to a variety of delicious yet lowfat and nonfat French dairy products. The one I crave the most is a nonfat goat cheese spread produced by Chevrion. No, it's not Humboldt Fog or some other artisinal goat cheese, but it's damn good, especially for something that has zero fat. It comes in a pyramid-shaped plastic container with a drawing of a goat and green and red lettering, I believe. I found the full-fat variety at a few places in NYC, so I have to believe (hope?) that someone is importing the nonfact variety too.

The other nonfat dairy product that I crave desperately is a mousse of fromage blanc - available lightly sweetened or unsweetened. I believe that it's made by sveltesse. I ate a small container of this cloudlike mousse every morning with a perfect peach. Heaven.

Does anyone know where I can find either one of these things in NYC? I've tried Fairway, Zabar's, Blue Apron, the Park Slope Food Coop, and various supermarkets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, all to no avail. (My inquiries were met with some outright derision at a few places - as in "how can it be good if it's nonfat?" All I can say is, the French are magicians with this stuff.)


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