Non-fat yogurt cheese

Nonfat Greek yogurt (yogurt cheese)

This thickened yogurt (Greek yogurt) is a tangy spread that you can use in place of sour cream or spreadable cream cheese (which often has added starchy thickeners). It’s great on toast, or use a dollop in soups and stews. Make sure to use a natural yogurt that doesn’t have any added starches or thickening agents and isn’t too runny!


  • 1 large tub of plain nonfat yogurt

Special Equipment


  • Put the yogurt in a plastic strainer, and set the strainer in a larger bowl. Liquid will start to drip out of the yogurt and in to the bowl. (Metal strainers will work, but they tend to rust, so I don’t recommend them.)
  • Let sit in the refrigerator 12 hours or overnight.
  • Over time, liquid drips into the bowl. Remove the Greek yogurt from the strainer, and discard the liquid.

Non-fat yogurt cheese (starting)

Non-fat yogurt cheese - straining

Non-fat Greek yogurt Serves 10
Calories 36
Total Fat 0.1g
Total Carbohydrate 5.0g
   Dietary Fibre 0.0g
   Sugars 5.0g
Protein 3.7g