How to make Yogurt Cheese

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.

Cheese made from Yogurt

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

Cheese made from Yogurt

How to make Yogurt Cheese

You can strain yogurt to make some quick and easy cheese. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Recipes, Keto, Low Carb, yogurt
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 17kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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