Labna (Yogurt Cheese)

Ingredients

  • 500 ml EasiYo Greek Style yogurt

Savoury

  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Thyme, chopped (optional)

Sweet

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of orange zest

Method

Smooth and creamy home-made cheese has never been so easy. You can make it to suit sweet of savoury toppings or Natural just using the yogurt.

Take 500 mls of EasiYo Greek Style yogurt

For savoury yogurt cheese mix with 1 small crushed garlic clove, ½ teaspoon lemon zest, ½ teaspoon salt and mix well. Add chopped thyme too if desired.

For sweet style yogurt cheese add 1 tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, pinch of orange zest and mix well.

Place a sieve over a bowl and line the inside with a generous piece of muslin or a new kitchen dish cloth (eg chux) pour the yogurt into the lined sieve and secure the cloth around to make a ball twisting the top to extract the liquid (whey) leave over night or longer squeezing and twisting occasionally. The longer it drains the firmer the cheese will be.

Try the savoury cheese on bagels with smoked salmon, micro greens and capers, avocado and ham, or vine tomatoes and basil

Variations/Comments

For sweet versions try strawberry or fruit jams or sliced banana and drizzle over honey. It’s great on scones or muffins and toasted fruit bread too.

Conversion: 1 metric cup = 250ml

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