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Wallaby Yogurt

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER MARY FROM MADISON, WI. THANKS FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! We love our producers, suppliers and vendors and we think most of them have some pretty interesting stories behind their products too. We’ll be sharing some of our favorites here in an ongoing series. Read on for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Doug Beretta is a family man. He’s one of four generations in Beretta Family Organic Dairy, a supplier of organic milk for Wallaby Yogurt. The dairy is based on a ranch that was bought in 1948 by Beretta’s grandfather, where the pasture-raised cows graze today. According to Beretta, the advantages of pasture-raising their cows are many. “You’re able to utilize your own land for feed. Organic feed costs are starting to get very expensive so we’re able to use our land to produce as much of the feed as we can.” In addition to the nutritional value of feeding cows on the pasture, “being on grass instead of concrete is a lot easier on the feet and legs of cows,” says Beretta. Wallaby’s founders were looking for family farms and pasture-based dairies with this type of commitment to their cows and their milk, so partnering with Beretta Family Organics made perfect sense. What do you think about the changes that Beretta Family Organic Dairy made when they switched from conventional to organic processes? Watch the slideshow above and leave a comment with your answer by September 9th. One comment will be chosen at random to win a $50 gift card to our stores. Click here to check out Wallaby’s products or visit our stores to taste them for yourself. We carry their full line of organic yogurt as well as their outstanding sour cream!

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Portia says …

Im very happy about them going Organic :)

ellen says …

This sounds much better for the cows, and maybe it helps explain why I enjoy the taste of Wallaby so much more than conventional grocery brand yogurt. It's great to see how an organic dairy works.

Mary K says …

I have been buying Wallaby Yogurt for at least 5, maybe even 8 years. Everytime I try a different brand (all organic!) I am very disappointed. I shop at a lot of different stores, so Wallaby is not always available where I am shopping at the moment I need yogurt. Recently I decided that I will not "settle" any longer. The other yogurts, all organic and all pricey, just do not measure up. Wallaby must be choosing their milk suppliers very well and must have great quality control in the manufacturing of the product. It always tastes the same and is very smooth and creamy (even the low fat and no fat products!). The others, competitors, are all "sharp" tasting and have a somewhat curdled appearance and texture. I really hate that curdled texture! Many of them also taste like gelatin has been added to make the yogurt thick. YUKK! I think the Berettas made a great decision to convert to organic production. It's better for them personally, better for the environment, and better for customers like me who will in the future be completely "faithful" to WALLABY! Thanks to the Berettas (they look like a lovely family I'd like to meet) and to Wallaby for making this wonderful product available to me and my family. Mary Karau in Madison Wisconsin

SESommers says …

I always try to purchase more sustainable products, like Wallaby yogurt. It is nice to know that companies like Wallaby are choosing to be stewards of the earth and the earth's resources.

Lydia says …

I love this yogurt although the container makes it hard to get the last bit of this tasty treat.

Susan Borofsky says …

What I love...a happy cow!

Jennifer J says …

This yogurt sounds great, will look for it on our next shopping trip!

Sarah says …

I think the switch was a great idea, Organic is always better and I'm aware that it can be more difficult to do so I'm sure it wasn't an easy choice but I'd much rather eat yogurt made with organic fed cows milk. Its much better for the body.

Anne says …

Wallaby is the best yogurt, and now I see why! Even my pickiest eater loves the Bartlett pear flavor. No funky artificial tastes.

Saule says …

I have to admit I have not tried this yet, will look for it - but I always try to buy organic yogurt as well as other dairy products. I really think it makes a difference.

Sherry Martone says …

Wallaby is the best tasting yogurt and reasonably priced even though organic is usually more expensive. I have been buying this yogurt ever since my son told me Claudia Suh was associated with it!! People buy for different reasons....and even though I think the world of Claudia, if I didn't like it, I wouldn't buy it. My favorite is the blueberry over cheerios in the morning.

Jack says …

I'm going to run to Whole Foods next chance I get and pick up some Wallaby Yogurt. Tasty, Organic, and Socially Responsible - what's better than that.

Carolyn says …

As a family, we are making some major changes as one of us has been diagnosed gluten-intolerant. Yogurt has become a bigger part of our diet. I haven't had Wallaby before, but plan to seek it out ASAP since eating organically is always best and it sounds tasty! :)

Priscilla says …

I'm so happy to learn about another company that has switched from conventional to organic methods. I haven't tried Wallaby before but I'll be giving their yogurt a try soon!

Talaya Johnson says …

I love Wallaby yogurt. I have issues with textures and this yogurt is smooth and creamy. And I love the fruit combinations. Thanks for making a great healthy product and working with farmers who care about their cows.

Bonnie Cetinkaya says …

I think the change your company has made is incredible. It not only reduces the stress on the cows, it reduces diseases and increases the quality of the milk and products produced from these happy heffers :) People even understand the importance now of a balanced diet and cows pick and choose from those tasty greens they graze upon daily. 2 thumbs up for you! I would recommend a different name and logo as when I first saw it, I thought Australia and then I thought what is a kangaroo doing on the yogurt..?. hmmm Cow is much better I think but what do I know. Thanks for taking the time to read my 2 cents worth. Blessings our family to yours!

MJ says …

My family loves this yogurt! It is great to see small companies take pride in what they do and make the decision to produce a quality organic product. It must be expensive to make the changes, but my family won't settle for anything less than the goodness of Wallaby.

Debbie says …

The changes are fantastic for me and the cows, couldn't be happier! The yogurt is awesome and I love the chocolate down under, however, the sour cream is the best on the planet and I refuse to eat any other sour cream ever.

Victoria says …

Kudos to Wallaby yogurt and the Beretta Family Farm for providing a wonderful product to consumers. I'm glad the Beretta family decided to change their farm for the better. When I buy Wallaby yogurt I am confident what I feed my family is of good quality.

Rhonda says …

You know when you are enjoying Wallaby yogurt, all is well. The food the cows were fed, to the processing of our yogurt, awesome. Thanks!!

mark says …

simplicity at it's best. Thanks Wallaby Yogurt.

Amber says …

Even though I am vegan, I love seeing more food companies change the way they treat their animals for the better. Organic is truly the only way to go. I think its wonderful and the cows (and people) will be much happier!

Emma says …

Fabulous tasting, organic yogurt! What more is there to say. :-)

Evelyn says …

I'm all for healthier cows - they make healthier milk, which makes healthier me!

lovelyteacher says …

A happier cow = a happier yogurt. The Beretta's change to organic shows their commitment to a sustainable business practice resulting in a healthier product.

Hiroko Ortiz says …

My whole family is "addicted" to Wallaby's yogurt! My daughter sometimes eat 2 in a day. My sons love to have the yogurt as a dessert after dinner. Although I buy dozen at a time, it doesn't last long!!!

denise says …

I love Wallaby yogurt! Switching from conventional to organic shows just how much they care about the products they are selling. You can taste the difference in products that are made with love!

Nadine says …

This is the most yogurty-tasting yogurt I've bought at the store!

Libbee H. says …

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their yougurt. I always felt like Wallaby's was my own little secret...turns out I was wrong!

Nancy Z says …

My favorite yogurt! So scarce in the upper Midwest, a.k.a. America's Flyover Zone, but available occasionally. Store manager lets me know when it's available, and I drop everything to get to the store.

Judy Caviglia says …

Happy cows yummy yogurt!

Victoria says …

I've never heard about, let alone tried, Wallaby Yogurt. I do now!

Leigh S says …

I enjoyed learning about the Beretta's family farm. I love Wallaby yogurt!

Lisa Rollins says …

Great product, glad to hear of these wonderful changes. I love that they are doing what they can to produce their own organic feed for the animals. Great job to this company!

Claudia says …

The VANILLA is soo good!! I'm stocking up for Labor Day weekend!

Kelly says …

I confess I have never heard of Wallaby yogurt before, but I will definitely check it out. I think it's great that the Beretta Dairy lets the cows produce what they are able instead of forcing them to produce as much as possible.

VICKIE STERN says …

i love it! maybe i will try it soon.

Sandra G says …

I appreciate dedication of a company to better quality product. I like the Wallaby Vanilla lowfat yogurt variety the best. It is my secret ingredient when making morning smoothies. Super creamy from those happy cows!

Paula says …

Just tried Wallaby yogurt and loved it. Organic is hte way to go, it cows with out hormones are sick less often and produce better quality milk

Aimee says …

Family values, passion and care, environemtal sustainability, allowing animals to live and grow in the condtions that they are naturally intended to....the way it should be! I've not tried this yogurt, but I soon will! The good karma of this organization is the first of many tasty bites I expect to enjoy!

Chris says …

I liked your story and LOVE Wallaby yogurt!

naima says …

i appreciate how they work for the benefit of the land and the cows opting for quality over quantity...i have to say the vanilla flavor is my favorite too; it is a creamy and full vanilla flavor.

Lars says …

Glad to know Wallaby has shifted to pasture-raised, small farm dairy! This will definitely influence my purchase decision :)

Pame says …

Wow, more than an acre-per-cow. I'm glad to hear that the cows are making strides, along with an American consumer turn back to the natural. I <3 mango tangerine wallaby

Clara says …

Great job. Every company should be organic!

Teresa says …

Nice to see that doing the right thing beat out making more money

Jennifer Nystrom says …

Hats off to Berretta Dairy for caring about their cattle, land, and the consumer! I'm very thankful to purchase products from companies like Wallaby Yogurt at my local Whole Foods store.

Sandie says …

I first started trying yogurt this year. I think I've about tried every single brand with unfortunate dislike of the bitter taste. Nevertheless, I stumbled upon Wallaby and the wonderful varieties of flavors and am now a proud Wallaby Yogurt fan. The yogurt with the berries taste so sweet and fresh.

Sam says …

The sweetness of these cattle's lives shows in this wonderful yogurt!

Matt Swanner says …

It's great that another company has joined the organic production force. It just shows that the more support that we give the organic food industry, the more large and small producers will transition to producing such great products. Thank you Wallaby!! I will definately be looking for you on my next trip to WFM.

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