Yogurt-Cheese: Better Than Butter, Mayo Or Sour Cream

Here’s a recipe for Yogurt-Cheese.

This is a tasty substitute for butter, mayo, sour cream or creme fraiche.


1 pint or quart of yogurt (unflavored). Remember to use a healthy organic yogurt!

Put the yogurt into a strainer over a bowl. If you use a colander, line it with cheesecloth or a handkerchief. Cover with a cloth and put in the fridge overnight or for the day. Then discard the liquid that lands in the bowl, and scrape the “yogurt cheese” into a container for the fridge.

Here’s how to use the yogurt-cheese.

1. On toast, spread thickly with jam.

2. As a substitute for mayo on sandwiches.

3. As a finish to pasta when the recipe calls for any form of cream.

4. As a dip for crackers or veggies.

You can flavor it for whatever you’re using it with. Add some honey for fruits or desserts or add salt and pepper and herbs for mayo uses.

Alison, who sent me this idea, says that after a while you’ll get to like it better than the fatty foods.

Do you have any foods like Yogurt-Cheese you’d like to share with us? If so, send them along because as promised, I do pass them along!


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