Yogurt Cheese

Labni (leb-nee)


Preparation info

  • About

    1 pint

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

  • About

Traditionally, this yogurt cheese is offered in the morning with olives, fresh mint, olive oil, and an array of garden fresh vegetables with warm pita bread. Enjoy it for a snack or at mealtime rolled into a pita garden wrap. This combination is light, healthy, and delicious.


For the Yogurt Cheese

  • 1 quart plain yogurt (regular, reduced-fat, or fat-free)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1</


Prepare Ahead

The yogurt cheese can be prepared days in advance. It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several weeks. You can buy yogurt cheese (called labni, or sometimes spelled lebni) at specialty markets.