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Homemade Labneh

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CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Labneh is a soft, creamy cheese made from strained yogurt. It is very versatile and can be served with sweet or savory toppings, like granola and fruit or za’atar spice, for example. Making your own labneh at home is easy. Recipe courtesy of National Dairy Council.

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Yields1 Serving

Ingredients
 32 oz container of yogurt (works best with whole or 2%)
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 tsp and up to 2 teaspoons za'atar seasoning

Directions
1

In a small bowl, add salt to yogurt and mix.

2

Line a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place over the top of a medium-sized bowl.

3

Spoon the yogurt into the strainer with cheesecloth and wrap the sides of the cheesecloth over the yogurt to protect it.

4

Store in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours (the liquid whey will drain into the bowl).

5

Discard the liquid and move cheese into a serving dish.

6

Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with za'atar seasoning.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 32 oz container of yogurt (works best with whole or 2%)
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 tsp and up to 2 teaspoons za'atar seasoning

Directions

Directions
1

In a small bowl, add salt to yogurt and mix.

2

Line a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place over the top of a medium-sized bowl.

3

Spoon the yogurt into the strainer with cheesecloth and wrap the sides of the cheesecloth over the yogurt to protect it.

4

Store in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours (the liquid whey will drain into the bowl).

5

Discard the liquid and move cheese into a serving dish.

6

Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with za'atar seasoning.

Homemade Labneh

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