Yogurt Cheese


What is yogurt cheese? A delicious, creamy cheese that perks up bagels and sandwiches. It's very simple to make, and the variations are endless. Try to use a full-fat yogurt such as Balkan style. You could easily experiment with many other ingredients such as chopped olives, fresh herbs, or sweet ingredients.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 5 mins
2 cups


  • 3 cups plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Line a strainer with 2 layers of cheesecloth; place over a large bowl for drainage.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  3. Pour yogurt mixture into the cheesecloth-lined strainer. Place the strainer and drainage bowl in the refrigerator until all of the liquid has drained, 1 to 2 days. Empty the drainage bowl occasionally so you can tell when cheese has stopped draining.

  4. Transfer cheese to a covered container; store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

29 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love