For Herbed Variation Only
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 teaspoons dried)
1 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients
or ONLY yogurt if making plain yogurt cheese.
Place in strainer
or colander over a pan or bowl. The base of the colander should be at
least 2 inches from the bottom of the bowl. Line the strainer with 2 layers
of cheesecloth (coffee filters work in a pinch).
Place plain yogurt or yogurt and herb mixture into cloth. Wrap pan and
strainer with plastic wrap (airtight). Place bowl in the refrigerator
and chill for 8 - 12 hours or overnight. Longer draining will produce
a thicker, firmer cheese. Pour off whey occasionally as it gathers.
Scrap the cheese from
the cloth and use in your favorite recipe or as a spread for sandwiches
Be creative, you might
want to change out the herbs for your favorites!
Per Serving: 60 Calories
0g Fat (0% calories from fat)
0g Dietary Fiber
Trace mg Cholesterol