Crèmerie is a French word meaning 'dairy shop', a place where people would traditionally go to stock up on fresh produce such as milk and cheese. We love dairy cows, but we don’t need them to make our products. Our mission is to reduce dairy consumption by offering tasty and healthy plant-based alternatives.
What’s in it?
Our yoghurts are made of three simple ingredients: organic rice, to which we add water from Brittany’s pristine countryside and specially selected live cultures, millions of tiny bacteria lovingly named Pediococcus lactis and Lactococcus lactis. Et voilà! –a delicious, smooth and completely plant-based yoghurt alternative.
How's it made?
First we soak the rice to soften it and activate its enzymes, then we put it in a high-speed blender to create rice milk. We add boiling water, which swells up the starch and transforms the milk into a creamy yoghurt texture. After pasteurising it, we add the cultures and keep them warm for several hours so they can multiply and turn rice into yoghurt like magic.
Rice is an all-round grain chosen for two reasons. First, it has a versatile palate, which makes it suitable for both sweet and savoury tastes. Second, it has naturally thickening properties which convey the same yummy creaminess associated with yoghurt. Eat it au naturel or sweetened, with fruits or granola, in smoothies or curries –the possibilities are endless. Now that we think about it, why not rice?