I make my own heart-healthy yogurt cheese, and you can, too. It’s tangy, spreadable and delicious, like a soft goat-cheese, but without the sodium and high fat. At the end I drizzle it with good olive oil and sprinkle on fresh herbs. I bought a Cuispro Donvier yogurt maker, a small white box with a screen sieve inside. You simply dump in the low-fat plain yogurt, put the lid on and let it drain for 24 hours in the fridge. Scoop out the thick spreadable yogurt cheese into a ramekin and add in whatever you like, garlic, chives, Middle Eastern spices, curry powder. Two cups of yogurt make one cup of cheese. Some people even drink the high-protein whey liquid that drains out or they might even mix it into the dog’s food.
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