Yogurt Cheese

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Ready In: 6-12 hrs

Level: Easy

Prep: 4 mins

Cook: 0 mins

Yields: 1 cup of yogurt makes ⅓ cup of yogurt cheese


  • 30oz container of Stonyfield Organic plain Whole Milk yogurt
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 colander
  • 8 layers of cheesecloth
  • directions

    Step 1

    Line colander with 8 layers of cheesecloth and place into bowl. Scoop the yogurt into the colander. Use as much as you want, there isn’t an exact measurement here.

    Chef's Note: A good rule of thumb is to allow one cup of yogurt to produce 1/3 cup of yogurt cheese. The amount of yogurt reduced in the cheese making process depends on how long you drain the yogurt.

    Step 2

    Place the yogurt in the refrigerator and allow to drain in the colander with the cheesecloth for about 6 to 12 hours, depending on desired thickness.

    Chef's Note: The liquid whey that will have collected in the bowl can either be discarded or can also be used as a substitute for milk or water in many bread, muffin, or cake recipes.

    Step 3

    Store yogurt cheese in a container with a lid in the fridge. It will keep for about a week.

    Step 4

    Top with dried herbs of your choice (oregano, parsley, chives, sesame seeds, etc.)

    Step 5

    Enjoy with crackers or fresh veggie crudités.

    make it with yogurt instead!