You might be asking what is Yogurt cheese, well I will show you how you can make Yo-cheese. Yo-cheese is a type of cheese made from yogurt. Once you drain the whey from Yogurt you will have a really nice thick, creamy, and tangy soft cheese.
Yogurt cheese is a wonderful way to start making cheese on your own. This is also a great project for kids because of it so easy. I tried making this a while back when I was trying to incorporate more organic dairy products into my diet. This is a great substitute for cream cheese and tastes great on a bagel. While this cheese really isn’t suited for cooking, a little-added seasoning it makes a fabulous cheese spread. The possibilities are really unlimited, I have added Italian seasonings, or even chives, or bouquet garni.
If you enjoyed this, you can make Homemade Cream Cheese
How to make Yogurt Cheese
You can strain yogurt to make some quick and easy cheese.
- 16 ounces of yogurt - you can use more or less
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Place a towel into a colander and then pour yogurt into a towel. Lay the towel over the yogurt to completely cover the yogurt.
This keeps the yogurt from picking anything up from the local atmosphere. Allow yogurt to drain for 5 to 6 hours, you can let the yogurt drain for longer, the longer you let the yogurt drain the thicker the yo-cheese will become. After the yogurt has been drained place it into a bowl.
Season with a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. If desired add seasonings of your own desire. For chive flavored, I add about 2 teaspoons of fresh or dried chives.