My oh my...step aside cream cheese, I just found my delicious dairy free soft cheese!! Being dairy free for about 15 years now has been an adventure because I stumble upon these new and awesome ways of creating thick and creamy dips and sauces.
I think the only thing I sometimes miss since giving up dairy is cream cheese. Thick lashings on some crispbread or as a base for cake frosting...it is missed! ????
The method to make my labneh is very simple, and you don’t need any special equipment. You’re essentially straining yogurt overnight to make a type of fresh ‘cheese.’
It is easier if you have cheesecloth, but for the labneh pictured I used 2 sheets of kitchen towel and it worked just as well, with a little extra squeezing.