The expertise of a culinary aficionado is priceless, and AYO Almondmilk Yogurt has gained this with its latest partnership. The brand has teamed up with Chef Ayo Cherry to create new dishes with its plant-based yogurt. These two AYOs share more than just a name; they share a love of nurturing others with delicious and nutritious food.
“We’re excited for the recipes that Chef Ayo has developed with our AYO Almondmilk,” says AYO Founder and third-generation organic almond farmer Matt Billings. “We are always looking for new ways for people to use our yogurt to make healthier, full-flavored recipes, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the AYO family.”
Each cup of AYO Almondmilk Yogurt features the power of the 20 almonds that have been lovingly grown on its third-generation organic family farm. This “Farm to Spoon” philosophy led to lower-sugar and probiotic-rich yogurt with three active live cultures. According to a press release, the four yogurt options include sun-ripened blueberry, strawberry, peach, or vanilla.
Chef Ayo’s featured recipe collaboration with AYO Almondmilk Yogurt begins with a Southern Peach Cobbler + AYO Peach Pop that was included in Chef Ayo Cherry’s DTLA Dinner Club menu. More recipes are coming soon, and will be featured on Instagram and Facebook.
"I grew up working in my auntie Una's restaurant South Side Diner in Tallahassee, Florida. I still remember what it was like going there every day, how she knew everyone's orders as soon as they walked in,” says Ayo Cherry, Executive Chef and Owner of Served LA. “My auntie knew their names, their kids; hell, she knew if they weren't supposed to eat the fried foods anymore. Watching her is how I learned southern hospitality, caring about people beyond the money they were spending.”
About 15 years later, she became the private chef for Lil Wayne, her first celebrity client. From there, she has cooked for people like Priyanka Chopra, Da Baby, and many others. In addition to her private clients, Chef Ayo creates recipes and videos on Buzzfeed, and she even won Supermarket Stakeout on Food Network.
What else will come from this iconic partnership? Stay tuned as we report.