Yogurt Cheese

Yogurt cheese is a great substitute for cream cheese or other soft cheeses in any recipe—and it’s easy to make.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 1 day 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 4 cups natural plain yogurt


  • Place the yogurt in a strainer or a colander lined with a couple of coffee filters or some dampened cheesecloth. Place the strainer in a large bowl, cover tightly with foil, and refrigerate for 24 hours until the mixture thickens.
  • The yogurt cheese will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.