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Greek Yogurt Cheese

Strain Greek yogurt in a cheesecloth for a few days to make a healthy yogurt cheese! Creamy, spreadable, and packed with protein!

Greek Yogurt Cheese

I had big plans for Thanksgiving. Like real Thanksgiving and cyber-Thanksgiving here in my little corner of the internet. My real Thanksgiving plans involved a free turkey from my work, which then further involved learning how to cook said turkey. Well the free turkey fell through, and I’m just not about to go buy a turkey for little ole lonesome me. The plans for cyber-Thanksgiving involved cooking an array of healthy, new-age-y Thanksgiving dishes. But you know what takes a lot more energy than expected? Packing up your life and moving across the world. It’s the kind of overwhelming, daunting feeling that renders you completely incapable of peeling yourself off the couch after plopping down at the end of the day.

And so, ladies and lads, I bring to you what is likely the simplest recipe I’ve ever made for this site. While everyone else is fervently laboring over each detail of their Thanksgiving meal, I’m just like…cheese. A bit analogous to my life at the moment. Like figuratively and because I’m literally moving to Holland, land of the kaas. So anyways, here’s some Greek yogurt cheese.

Even more simple than my culinary frame of mind at the moment? My utensils. I may have been a bit preemptive in selling all of my silverware, with three weeks still to go until I actually move. So aside from the two forks I’ve stolen borrowed from my work, it’s all plasticware from here folks!

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Greek Yogurt Cheese
5 from 2 votes

Greek Yogurt Cheese

Make Greek yogurt cheese with just Greek yogurt! Creamy, spreadable, and healthy!

Course Dips, Sauces, and Salsas, Snacks
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Game Day, Thanksgiving
Time 60 minutes or more
Servings 10 servings
Calories 60 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn


  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt 450 g
  • 1 tsp olive oil 5 mL
  • ¼ tsp salt 2 g
  • Optional: more oil for storage


  1. Scoop Greek yogurt onto the center of a large cheesecloth or onto a few paper towels. Wrap so Greek yogurt is completely encompassed in the cloth, and set into a mesh strainer.
  2. Set strainer over a large bowl and place a heavy can or two on top to help squeeze out the whey liquid.
  3. Allow yogurt to strain for 1 to 3 days in the fridge, or until liquid is no longer dripping out of the yogurt.
  4. Unwrap cloth and scoop cheese into a bowl. With a spoon or spatula, mix in olive oil and salt, adding more of either to suit your taste.
  5. You can store this in log or ball form. For logs, shape cheese into a log, wrap in parchment paper, and store in the fridge. For cheese balls, roll yogurt cheese into small balls with clean hands. Store in a jar of olive or canola oil in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Yogurt Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Protein 2.2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. candy says:

    Love this. Plain on trying this as soon as holidays are over.

  2. Hayli says:

    Im going to have to try this. I always use greek yogurt in alfredo sauce to make it a little more healthy

    1. Sarah says:

      Greek yogurt is awesome as a sub for so many types of creams! I’ve never tried it in alfredo sauce but I bet it’s great!

  3. This sounds good, and unique! I will be trying this!

  4. This is so awesome! I am definitely going to make this. My Dad is a pilot. He always brings me a small wheel of cheese when he goes to Holland!

    1. Sarah says:

      Oh goodness, ask him to bring you back stroopwafels next time! They’re little waffle, caramel cookies that have a decent amount of love and magic baked into them. Like I’m pretty excited to be surrounded by all the Dutch cheese, but I’m WAY excited about the stroopwafels.

  5. Becki S says:

    This looks tasty and easy for both parties or if you’re snacking at home alone. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This sounds like my idea of perfection. I love Greek recipes and they are so good for you too.

  7. Anjali says:

    Really simple method to make yogurt cheese, thanks for this useful information your articles really good for me. Thanks for making my life easier.

  8. Karen Icenogle says:

    This is a genius recipe! Easy, healthy, and delicious! I am on a journey to reset my eating habinets and this is so welcome in my new plan! Thank you!

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear you’re excited about it Karen! 😀 Good luck with your habit resetting. It can be difficult but so worth it!

  9. C.L.D says:

    Sarah I don’t have cheese clothe but do have coffee filters?as possible substitute? Wish me luck.☺CinDe

    1. Sarah says:

      Yes that would work! 😀

  10. Kiki says:

    This is amazing with some herbs mixed in too.

    1. Sarah says:

      Oooh nice tip, Kiki! 😀