Labneh is a dairy product typical of Middle Eastern cuisine that resembles cream cheese, yogurt and sour cream. It is most often offered as small balls that are dipped in fat. It is delicious and fits into different diets. And how to use it?
- Generally, labneh is used as a breakfast or keto meal, combining fruits with it. You can use it to replace sour cream in some dishes.
This type of cheese can also be served on crackers, bruschetta, flatbread and be an hors d'oeuvre at your dinner. The possibilities are many and depend on your personal preferences.
And how is labneh prepared?
Labneh can be made by mixing strained yogurt with salt and some other additives to your taste. Then put it in cheesecloth, make a knot and put it in the refrigerator to drain for half a day. The longer it drains, the more it resembles cream cheese. It can also be shorter and you can use it instead of dip or vegetable spreads.
And what how quick does it expire?
The best option is to consume the labneh as quickly as possible within a few days. If you still want to store it for longer, put it in fat. All the cheese must completely "swim" in fat - that way it can last for about a month or two. You can put different spices in the fat.