How to make Yogurt Cheese

 You might be asking what is Yogurt cheese, well I will show you how you can make Yo-cheese.  Yo-cheese is a type of cheese made from yogurt.  Once you drain the whey from Yogurt you will have a really nice thick, creamy, and tangy soft cheese.

Cheese made from Yogurt

Yogurt cheese is a wonderful way to start making cheese on your own. This is also a great project for kids because of it so easy. I tried making this a while back when I was trying to incorporate more organic dairy products into my diet. This is a great substitute for cream cheese and tastes great on a bagel. While this cheese really isn’t suited for cooking, a little-added seasoning it makes a fabulous cheese spread. The possibilities are really unlimited, I have added Italian seasonings, or even chives, or bouquet garni.


  • 16 ounces of yogurt - you can use more or less
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place a towel into a colander and then pour yogurt into a towel.  Lay the towel over the yogurt to completely cover the yogurt.  
  • This keeps the yogurt from picking anything up from the local atmosphere. Allow yogurt to drain for 5 to 6 hours, you can let the yogurt drain for longer, the longer you let the yogurt drain the thicker the yo-cheese will become. After the yogurt has been drained place it into a bowl. 
  • Season with a 1/2 teaspoon of salt. If desired add seasonings of your own desire. For chive flavored, I add about 2 teaspoons of fresh or dried chives.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0mg