Make Cheese from Yogurt

8 Feb

I love mild, soft cheeses.  Who doesn’t, amirite?  Lately I’ve been experimenting with making a marinated goat cheese-like snack from Greek yogurt.  It’s super easy and delicious!

yogurt cheese

Marinated Cheese Balls

  • 17 oz greek yogurt (I like Fage brand)
  • chopped fresh herbs of your choice
  • 3 bulbs garlic, thinly sliced
  • sea salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • splash truffle oil

Place cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer over a bowl and let yogurt strain for thee days in the refrigerator.  After three days, form yogurt into golf-ball sized balls, squeezing out extra liquid as you form cheese balls.  Place in a large jar with herbs, garlic, salt & pepper.  Cover with olive oil, add a splash of truffle oil and let sit for at least 24 hours before serving (can marinate up to three days). Eat on bread or crackers with antipasto.

 

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One Response to “Make Cheese from Yogurt”

  1. Lois February 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    Wow, Dale!! This sounds delicious!

    I’m in a space of feeling loved & spoiled & inspired myself too today. We went to the monthly Cajun / annual Mardi Gras dance at the Focal Point traditional arts center in Maplewood on Wednesday night. It had great live music provided by Gumbohead and a fun mixer crowd!!! Lots of beads, festive wear, king cakes, etc.

    Last night we got to take advantage of the opportunity to indulge in a Shellfish Lovers’ Valentines couples cooking class & dinner at the Kitchen Conservatory! What a peak experience!!

    Tonight we will be hosted through the debut of the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner plot that our social committee at church has launched; we & 4 others will be hosted by a family of 4, tonight at 6pm. This is an unusual & trippy- fun blend of activities for our week!! It may be making it a little TOO painless for me to be between jobs right now!!! I won’t really worry about THAT, & I am formulating a plan to start pursuing some of the thoughts that I’m entertaining, by setting up informational interviews, etc. One step at a time in weighing / pursuing / creating opportunities for jobs and/or vocational fulfillment going forward.

    Talk to you soon! We love you both MUCH! Lois

    Sent from my iPhone

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