How to Make Labneh at Home

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Here is a recipe for how to make labneh- a Middle Eastern strained yogurt/cheese. Also known as strained yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt cheese, sack yogurt, labaneh or suzma yogurt. Labneh is yogurt that has been strained to remove most of its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency than unstrained yogurt. It’s sooo easy to make, too.

why you should make labneh at home versus buying it

Honestly, it is SO easy to make labneh at home. If you have a bit of foresight, you can make it at home for the cost of a tub of yogurt. Or if you’re kinda extra like me and make yogurt at home, all you have to do is just strain your homemade yogurt. Just a little bit more and you’ll have homemade labneh.

How to make it, step by step

  1. Mix a pinch of salt into a 2 cup tub of plain, regular yogurt. Or 2 cups of homemade plain yogurt.
  2. Pour the yogurt into a sieve lined with a cheese cloth. Make sure that it’s sitting on top of a medium, stainless steel bowl (these are my fav!)
  3. Then, let it drain and sit in the fridge for 2 days, uncovered is fine. 
  4. ta da!
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How to Make Labneh at Home

Mimi Newman
Here is a recipe for how to make labneh- a Middle Eastern strained yogurt/cheese. Also known as strained yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt cheese, sack yogurt, labaneh or suzma yogurt
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Resting time 2 d
Total Time 2 d 5 mins
Course Cheese
Cuisine American, Lebanese
Servings 2 cups
Calories 149 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups yogurt , regular yogurt – not greek yogurt
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Mix a pinch of salt into a 2 cup tub of plain, regular yogurt.
  • Pour the yogurt into a cheesecloth lined strainer on top of a bowl, and place into the fridge
  • Let it drain and sit in the fridge for 2 days (uncovered is fine), then it will be ready.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ozCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 380mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 243IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 296mgIron: 1mg
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2 comments

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  2. So many poeple think that cheese in any form is difficult to make and wouldn t dream of tackling such a venture themselves, rest assured this is a super easy recipe and will soon have you straining yogurt and making all sorts of cream cheeses yourself and forgetting those little boxes of ready made stuff that lurk in the supermarket fridges.

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