Basic Yogurt Cheese

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1½ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Artisan Vegan Cheese

By Miyoko Schinner

Published 2012

  • About

Draining yogurt is an easy way to make a thick but spreadable cheese that can replicate sour cream, crème fraîche, cream cheese, or chèvre, depending on how it is flavored. The longer it drains, the thicker it will get. The actual hands-on time is minimal, but you do need to allow twelve to twenty-four hours for draining. It’s best to flavor this cheese, as it is fairly bland on its own. I offer two methods here: one using a cheese bag and the other using a sieve or colander lined with chee