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Labneh (Lebanese Cream Cheese) Recipe

The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen Invites you to try Labneh (Lebanese Cream Cheese) Recipe. Enjoy Easy and healthy Lebanese food recipes and learn how to make Labneh (Lebanese Cream Cheese).

This is the Lebanese version of cream cheese, a lot tastier and lower in calories. Serve on a plate, sprinkled with olive oil, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and mint. Or simply spread it like cream cheese on pita bread.


16 cups plain yogurt
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 cup olive oil

  1. Line a large colander with a cheesecloth. Stir salt into the yogurt, and pour the yogurt into the cheesecloth. Set the colander in the sink or bowl to catch the liquid that drains off. Leave to drain for 24 hours.
  2. After draining for the 24 hours, transfer the resulting cheese to a bowl. Stir in the olive oil. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
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