11 Reviews

I have a similar recipe (#34119) where I use drained yogurt as a fruit dip, adding cinnamon and maple syrup. I tried your recipe today using 1/4 cup plain yogurt, and draining for 2 hours. A pinch of cinnamon and 2 drops of vanilla extract after draining made for a simply gorgeous dip for apples. Yum!!!

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Anu October 06, 2002

This works great. I have several recipes that call for yogurt cheese and now I can make them. Thank you for posting it.

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Mysterygirl October 07, 2002

Mirj will be none too pleased when she gets word via Pony Express that I used a full fat plain yogurt to make the cheese. A coffee filter worked best for me. Yummy and thanks for posting! cg ;)

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COOKGIRl February 23, 2010

This technique has really made a difference in my life! I LOATHE fat-free cream cheese---it tastes like spackling compound---but hate the thought of all the fat in the regular kind, so...Yogurt Cheese has solved the problem! I use it just like cream cheese, and love it. To drain, I use cheesecloth---can be washed and re-used.

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La Dilettante August 07, 2009

I use yogurt cheese when I am making yogurt ice cream. It comes out thick and tasty...the "tang" has been removed. I use a coffee filter instead of paper towels...(the filter holds better when it gets wet) It can be used in place of sour cream on baked potatoes. Wonderful condiment!!

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Abby Girl April 25, 2009

Thanks for sharing this!

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Hot Pepper February 04, 2009

I love the yogurt cheese. Thanks for the recipe. Does anyone know if there is any use for the liquid?

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Connie Lea November 15, 2008

How much yogurt cheese do you get from 1 1/2 cups of yogurt?

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November June 29, 2008

Wonderful! Perfectly low fat sour cream. I used a cheese cloth instead of paper towel. Thanks Mirj.

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kelly in TO November 10, 2007

I also use this as a replacement for sour cream. Very versatile.

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Cooklikean Italian December 24, 2006
Yogurt Cheese