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How To Make Labneh Yogurt Cheese |

How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese)

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


Strained yogurt cheese or labneh provides tang, flavor and Middle Eastern flair to any meal.


  • 16 ounces Real California Greek style yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon chili olive oil
  • 3 mint leaves, ripped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon za’atar
  • Whole wheat pita bread


  1. Mix Real California yogurt with salt.
  2. Line a colander with 4 – 5 layers of cheesecloth and place in a big bowl. Scoop yogurt into cheesecloth. Gather all sides of cheesecloth together and tie at the top. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. Open cheesecloth and scoop out labneh. You can serve plain or mix it with chili olive oil, mint leaves, garlic and za’atar. Serve with pita bread.