Basic Yogurt Cheese Recipe

Yogurt cheese is sometimes fondly referred to as “yogo-cheese.” Choose yogurt that isnʼt made with gelatin. The gelatin acts as a binder and will not allow the whey to separate.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 1 dayDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain yogurt (made without gelatin)

Directions

  • Line a strainer with a coffee filter, using it as a sieve. (If you donʼt have a paper coffee filter, you can line a colander with paper towels.) Spoon yogurt into coffee filter. Place strainer over a bowl so yogurt can drain. Make sure there is at least an inch between the bottom of the strainer and the bottom of the bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Discard liquid. Carefully remove homemade yogurt cheese from paper. Please note that the longer the yogurt drains, the thicker it becomes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain yogurt (made without gelatin)

Directions

  • Line a strainer with a coffee filter, using it as a sieve. (If you donʼt have a paper coffee filter, you can line a colander with paper towels.) Spoon yogurt into coffee filter. Place strainer over a bowl so yogurt can drain. Make sure there is at least an inch between the bottom of the strainer and the bottom of the bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Discard liquid. Carefully remove homemade yogurt cheese from paper. Please note that the longer the yogurt drains, the thicker it becomes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories60
Total Fat1.5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium65mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars6g
Protein5g