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.
unbleached cotton - I use a clean tea towel.
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.