Simple Yogurt Cheese

How to make yogurt cheese, lebneh or Greek yogurt

Strained yogurt is a popular all over the planet. The thick, creamy yogurt is perfect for making dips or spreading on crackers. See the section above for 5 delicious serving options.




  1. Line a strainer with two layers of cheesecloth.
  2. Pour in the yogurt and leave it to drain for 24 hours. If your house is warmer than 70F (21 C), then put the yogurt into the fridge to drain.
  3. The whey is probiotic and healthy, so don’t pour it down the drain. See the notes for some ideas on how to use the whey.
  4. Scrape the strained yogurt into a container for storage. Mix in the salt.
  5. Store in the fridge and use within one week.


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