Greek Yogurt Cheese Balls

Greek Yogurt Cheese BallsDifficulty: easy

Category: Appetizers

Time: hands on 10 minutes /Total time 3 days

Servings: 6-8

 

Special Equipment: Cheesecloth

Greek yogurt gets transformed into a bright fresh cheese. Use with zucchini chips, fresh vegetable or top foods that you would like some cheese on. Texture is soft, similar to fresh Mozzarella or goat cheese.

Ingredients:

2 cups plain Greek yogurt

½ cup (or more) extra-virgin olive oil

3 Tbsp, finely minced fresh herbs (such as tarragon, parsley and chives)

½ tsp finely grated lemon zest

Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Line a large sieve with cheesecloth; set over a medium deep bowl. Place yogurt in sieve. Gather edges of the cheesecloth to cover yogurt. Place in refrigerator and let drain for 3 days.

Gently squeeze out any excess liquid; discard liquid in bowl (yogurt will be very thick and resemble soft goat cheese). Roll yogurt into ¾” balls. Place in an 8 oz glass jar.

Whisk oil, herbs and lemon zest in a small bowl to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over yogurt in jar. Cover; place in refrigerator and let marinate for at least 8 hours. And up to 2 weeks.

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