Have you tried the original Isey Skyr from Iceland?
This is the real thing, made in Iceland from a recipe that dates back to the last millennium. They have been making and eating Skyr in Iceland for over 1100 years. Skyr has been a staple here for hundreds of years and has helped the Icelandic people to withstand their harsh conditions.
The Skyr in these pots below is made from a culture that has been passed from mother to daughter through the ages and is still made to the same age old recipe.
From this weekend in Waitrose and Costco, make sure you look for “Isey Skyr” as that is the original product. Isey the new name for this ancient product, is an Icelandic girl’s name which means Ice Island and honours the women who have kept this tradition alive over the generations.
A few weeks ago, the new Isey Skyr was launched with a party in the middle of an Icelandic Park. It’s probably the most unique venue for a party. We had lots of Icelandic food like their famous lamb, hot dogs (it’s a national dish here), and of course lots of Skyr. Their mixologist made some very unique cocktails with Skyr and other local ingredients.
In the music tent, a strong of very famous local Icelandic bands put on a great concert. You don’t have to understand the language to appreciate the music.
You can read more about the benefits of eating Skyr here.
How the Icelandic people eat Skyr
In the middle of our tour of South Iceland, we stopped at this rebuilt Viking farm. Outside the turf roofed farmhouse, we had a little Isey Skyr tasting. These little pots of Skyr were smothered in the local blueberry compote and then a generous amount of cream was poured on top. It was glorious. The tangy fruit was a great contrast against the tangy Skyr. And cream, just makes everything better. Try it and let me know if you liked it in the comment below.
EatCookExplore was a guest of Isey Skyr in Iceland