Eatting her curds and whey

I was looking for ways to use up our homemade yogurt and came across this process to make yogurt cheese, similar to cream cheese. I found the strainer contraption at Mills Fleet Farm in the canning section. If you don’t have a fancy strainer you can use a clean dish towel, then twist the towel until it begins to squeeze the liquid out. Then hang this over a bowl, cover the bowl so fly’s stay out. Wait a couple hours and you have yogurt cheese.

I began making homemade yogurt a few years ago. I can make a gallon of yogurt cheaper than I can buy a large pint at the store. I have simple and easy crock pot recipe, but that post is for another day.

It’s delicious on toast, in stuffed french toast, or your favorite cream cheese recipe. Simple, easy, delicious!

First step is to spoon the yogurt into a mesh strainer
or kitchen towel
Gravity will begin to help the liquid in the yogurt
to separate and squeeze through the mesh strainer.
This usually only takes an hour or so.
You can find one of these handy strainers in almost
any canning section. A kitchen towel and wooden spoon
can also be used.
The final result! Yogurt Cheese and whey.
If you are into fermenting foods whey can be used
to make homemade sauerkraut and other delicious dishes.


My rebel heart loves Jesus. It has been a journey learning about his love for me, but he continues to fight for me and has won my heart. I am learning to love and respect my husband Mark. After four years of being a mommy I fell in love with the role God had given me and I am now a passionate homeschool, stay at home mom. I love outdoor adventures with my family and our husky Skye. I love creating delicious physically and emotionally satisfying meals. I love walking life's hard road with those around me. I want to be a friend to the friendless and be a beacon of light and hope to the weary.

One Comment:

  1. I had no idea what curds and whey were. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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