Thursday, February 19, 2009

Homemade Yogurt Cheese

This is super easy to do, so don't be intimidated.

*Take 2 cups of plain non-fat or low-fat yogurt ( I used Greek Style)
*Place in a couple layers of cheesecloth (I forgot to grab some at the store so I used 6 coffee filter, but cheesecloth would be easier)
*Put cheesecloth in a colander in the sink with a 2 pound bag of beans over it
*Let the liquid drain out of the yogurt for 6-8 hours
*Then wrap cheese tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate
* When ready to serve, drizzle with olive oil, and any type of spices or herbs

The Verdict: Abe was very suspicious and did not want to try it. But once he did, with a warm pita, he liked it. So everyone looking for a lowfat cheese to snack on, this is it.


Cate said...

I love this stuff! It's really good with cucumbers, too!

Shawna said...

OK, I want to try this! You let it sit out for 6-8 hours or do you put the colander in a bowl and put it in the fridge to drain? And I'm clueless, where do you buy cheesecloth?

cookingkatie said...

I saw cheese cloth at the grocery store the other day in the baking aisle. And yes I let it sit out for about 5 hours, then put it in the fridge overnight to drain.