Labneh (Yoghurt Cheese)

It’s reasonable to ask “Why bother?” when philly is so cheap and easily available. I have no answer other than this is quite fun, takes no time and your guests will think you are both mad and scary as a result.

Yoghurt Cheese

400g fresh yoghurt
200g fresh goats milk yoghurt
salt

Mix the two yoghurts together with the salt. Strain in a muslin cloth over the sink for 2 days by which stage a cream cheese will have been created.

Topping:
20 pitted black olive chopped
Grated zest 2 lemons
20g pistachios
20g pine nuts
1tbsp chilli flakes
1tbsp fresh oregano
2tbsp good olive oil
Crush the nuts with a pestle and mortar, leaving some texture. Combine with the zest, chilli and oregano. Add oil.

Use as a topping to the cream cheese, adding an extra drizzle of oil if wanted

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