Ready, Set Yogurt: How To Make Labneh

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Sep 29, 2016

Smooth and creamy homemade cheese has never been so easy to make.

You can make it to suit sweet or savoury toppings or totally natural just using the yogurt.


  • 500g (2 cups) of EasiYo unsweetened Greek style yogurt.

For savoury yogurt cheese:

  • 1 small crushed garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
For sweet style yogurt cheese:
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of orange zest



Combine savoury or sweet ingredients with the EasiYo yogurt. Place a sieve over a bowl and line the inside with a generous piece of muslin or a cheese cloth. 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 overnight 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.


For a sweet version try this with a fruit jam or honey drizzled over sliced banana. It’s great on scones or muffins and toasted fruit bread, too.

Conversion: 1 metric cup = 250ml

The Carousel thanks EasiYo for this delicious recipe.

You will find EasiYo in all major supermarkets!


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