Labna (Yoghurt cheese)

READY IN: 48hrs 5mins
Recipe by Missy Wombat

The Labna is ready to eat immediately, but improves after a couple of days. The oil which surrounds the Labna can be used later in dressings, bread doughs etc.

Top Review by OhMyStars!

I couldn't find any Greek yogurt within many, many miles, so I decided to make my own (I will post the recipe) and in the meantime, just use regular yogurt in the hopes it would be close enough. I made a third of the recipe since I needed to reserve 1 cup of the yogurt for a starter in the other experiment but still had most of a quart of the mixture before I hung it to set. BOY, was I amazed at how much it shrunk in the process! My final yield was closer to 8 ounces of fragrant, tasty cheese balls. I'm working on the "made" batch now, and will see if there is a significant difference. I also think I may stir in some finely chopped sun- dried tomatoes or other things into some portions to try. This was terrific and I thank you for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Pour into a colander lined with muslin.
  3. Tie the muslin to form a bag.
  4. Hang the yoghurt mixture for 2 days, placing a pot or bowl underneath to catch the liquid.
  5. After the 2 days, remove the Labna from the muslin, roll into walnut sized balls.
  6. Place in a large jar, then cover with a light olive oil.

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