Thursday, April 28, 2011

Y is for Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt cheese is one of those things that if you haven't tried it, you should. People make yogurt cheese from plain yogurt 99% of the time.  I have found that you can also make it from any of the flavoured yogurts as well.  Try to choose a yogurt that doesn't have gelatin in it but if you can't it truly isn't the end of the world and I really haven't noticed much difference between the two. 

If you have never heard of yogurt cheese - you will laugh when you discover how easy it is to make.  Ridiculously easy, actually. This is truly my easiest recipe.

Yogurt Cheese

fresh yogurt
unbleached cotton - I use a clean tea towel.
that's it!

Drape the dampened tea towel over a colander and pour the yogurt into it. 

Draw up the corners and tie together, allowing it to hang for 24 hours.  I usually just suspend the colander over a deep bowl and set it into the fridge with a cover over it.

Four cups/one liter/one quart of yogurt should give you almost 2 cups of cheese.

How do you use it? 

The same way as cream cheese - ie on bagels or mix with herbs for a cracker spread or mix a dollup into your mashed potatoes. Delicious!

The whey or liquid that drain from it can be saved and used in making bread or in a soup for extra nutrition.



  1. Does Greek yoghurt qualify? Sounds like a fun thing to try :O)

  2. We did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  3. wow, the same as cream cheese? might have to try it one day. :)