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    Yoghurt Cheese (Labna)

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    24 hrs 3 mins

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    24 hrs

    Mischka's Note:

    This cheese (also labaneh) originates in the Middle Eastern countries and is usually made with goats milk. This give quite a sour cheese so cows milk yoghurt is more to our Western palate. Allow up to 48 hours. From 500mls expect about 250gm of cheese. If you won't eat this in a couple of days you will need to preserve it in oil. This can be done by simply rolling the cheese into walnut sized balls and placing in a jar and covering with olive oil.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place a sieve over a large bowl. Line the sieve with a piece of cheesecloth or a Chux cloth.
    2. 2
      Stir your yoghurt well then pour into the cloth in the sieve. Fold the sides of the cloth over the yoghurt.
    3. 3
      Place the bowl & sieve into the fridge and leave to drain for up to 48 hours. I like to drain the whey every few hours so I can monitor the progress.
    4. 4
      The cheese is ready when it is not releasing any whey. At this point taste and season with salt, if desired. Shape into a ball/mound.
    5. 5
      Use as you would any other soft cheese. To serve with dips simply drizzle the mound with good olive oil and garnish with shredded mint.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 06, 2008

      55

      At last! I had this recipe when I lived in Cyprus, and lost it - and now I have it again! I used to make it with sheep's milk yoghurt in Cyprus, but I had to use cow's milk here. Perfect - this worked a treat - mine took about 72 hours to stop dripping whey, but I wanted it really firm. I will now make little cheese balls with it and roll them in chopped mint before putting them in olive oil, as I used to do before. Thanks for this recipe Mischka, made for #21 Aussie/Kiwi recipe swap. FT:-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Yoghurt Cheese (Labna)

    Serving Size: 1 (101 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 63.6
     
    Calories from Fat 14
    22%
    Total Fat 1.5 g
    2%
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 6.0 mg
    2%
    Sodium 70.7 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.1 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 7.1 g
    28%
    Protein 5.3 g
    10%

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