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30 servings

5 minutes preparation

1 day (including draining)

  • 8 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Large double thickness of clean cheesecloth
  • String to tie and hang
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Seasonings and fresh herbs and vegetables of choice

Labneh – Lebanese Cream Cheese Dip

  1. Spread the cheesecloth over a large bowl. Stir the salt into the container of yogurt and after it is well combined, pour the entire contents of yogurt into the cheesecloth. Pull up the cheesecloth and tie the top-knot with string, leaving a long length to tie over the sink or overhead hook to drain.
  2. Put a dish under the hanging cheese to catch the drips of whey that drains off and leave it to drain for at least 18 hours. The longer it drains the firmer the cheese will be.
Labneh – Lebanese Cream Cheese Dip
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