Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt Cheese


"A delicious, creamy cheese that perks up bagels and sandwiches. Very simple to make and the variations are endless. Try to use a full fat yogurt such as Balkan style. You could easily experiment with many other ingredients such as, chopped olives, fresh herbs or sweet ingredients."
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2 d 5 m servings 29 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 29 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 94 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Line a strainer with two layers of cheesecloth. In a medium bowl, mix together the yogurt, salt, pepper and garlic.
  2. Pour into the cheesecloth lined strainer. Place the strainer over another bowl to catch the liquid, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days, until all of the liquid has drained off. Empty the drainage bowl occasionally so you can see when the cheese has stopped draining.
  3. Transfer cheese to a covered container, and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


  1. 37 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I love yogurt cheese. I use coffee filters instead of cheesecloth and it works just as well. I love to make yogurt cheese patties. Roll them in bread crumbs and pan fry them and serve them atop ...

Most helpful critical review

if you add Cucumber and Dill you have a traditional Greek salad called tzatziki.

I love yogurt cheese. I use coffee filters instead of cheesecloth and it works just as well. I love to make yogurt cheese patties. Roll them in bread crumbs and pan fry them and serve them atop ...

Ohh~!! Nice way to make creamy cheese! Loved it! Although instead of waiting for the water to drain away I just poured the mix on a clean handkerchief placed on a strainer and twisted the cloth ...

YUM! I changed things up a bit though... I didn't add anything to the yogurt, and since I didn't have cheese cloth, I used 2 paper towels. It worked great! After the yogurt cheese was made, ...

I love this. I've been making this for years. I use a mesh strainer with a coffee filter. I also use non-fat yogurt. I don't add anything to the yogurt before straining. I add garlic, dried vegg...

This recipe got me on a yogurt cheese kick. I have been making my own yogurt from milk and store bought plain yogurt...organic, full fat, low fat, reduced fat, even vanilla flavored. Every bit ...

You can also use clean coffee filters instead of cheesecloth if there is none available to you. Just make sure you overlap the edges so the yogurt doesn't get through. Also, try using cheese w...

Not that I followed this recipe to the tee, however, I've been making yogurt cheese for some time. I also agree that you can use coffee filters/paper towels, etc. to strain the yogurt. I don't b...

This is what is known traditionally as labneh cheese, originating (like yogurt) from the Mediterranean/Middle East regions. It's basically Greek yogurt drained a bit more. Plain yogurt is very t...

I did not have any cheesecloth on hand, so I used a clean, white handkerchief. It worked perfectly! I used yogurt that I made in my yogurt maker, and it came out great. I added all sorts of f...