Make Yogurt Cheese at Home!
Three Steps to Making Yogurt Cheese
It takes two cups of yogurt to make one cup of yogurt cheese.
1. DRAIN IT Choose a large strainer or colander and line it with two layers of cheesecloth. If you don't have cheesecloth you can use several white paper towels, or a coffee filter. Put the strainer on top of a bowl and pour the yogurt into the strainer. Note: This will not work if you have bought yogurt made with gelatin. The gelatin is there to keep the yogurt from separating -- which is just what you want the yogurt to do. Use plastic wrap to cover the strainer and the top inch of the bowl. Let the yogurt drain overnight (or 8 hours) in the refrigerator. Lift the strainer and pour the whey out of the bowl.
2. PRESS IT Cover again with plastic wrap. To make a weight to press the cheese, fill a sturdy plastic storage bag with water and seal it. Put it on top of the cheese as a weight. Let the cheese drain another 8 hours in the refrigerator.
3. STORE IT Wrap the finished cheese in clean plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Enjoy your homemade yogurt cheese!