Thursday, May 6, 2010

How to Make Your Own Kefir Cheese or "Labne"!

This delicious and versatile kefir cheese or "labne" is so much fun to make and very a wonderful way! You can add fresh herbs for an exquisite, easy homemade cheese, stuff it in your french toast, or make a scrumptiously decadent kefir cheesecake.

This recipe is delightfully simple! I just took a big flower vase of mine (you could use a big jar or just suspend a cheese cloth over a big bowl) and I placed a cheese cloth on the top of the vase and poked it down about half way down the vase and secured the sides of the cheesecloth with a rubber-band. Then I just poured in my homebrewed, slightly aged kefir and let the curd separate from the whey...drip, drip, drip and before you know it you have whey at the bottom and all of the curd (kefir cheese or "labne") suspended in the cheese cloth. Now all of you have to do is scoop out the cheese and VOILA!

If you would like to make your own Kefir Cheese or other scrumptious kefir recipes you can find the organic, probiotic kefir grain cultures in my etsy shop...all you need to do is purchase them once and you can make delicious, healthy kefir indefinitely!


Crystal Escobar said...

oh wow! That is sooo cool! Thank you for the instructional :)

Andrea said...

Mmm, I love labne. Our grandmother "Nana" likes to put herbs (like dill) in hers. Great served with fresh fruit. :-)