32 servings (serving size: 1 tablespoon yogurt cheese and about 1 teaspoon oil mixture)

Drain yogurt of most of its liquid to create a soft spread similar to cream cheese. One cup of yogurt yields approximately 1/2 cup cheese. Serve with crackers, croutons, or baguette slices. If you're planning to give this torte as a gift, layer the cheese and herb mixture in a small glass container that can double as a serving dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place a colander in a large bowl. Line colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth, allowing cheesecloth to extend over outside edges.

Step 2

Spoon yogurt into colander. Cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 12 hours. Spoon yogurt cheese into a medium bowl, and discard liquid. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Step 3

Combine garlic and remaining ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 4

Place half of yogurt cheese in a serving bowl; spread with half of herb mixture. Repeat with remaining cheese and herb mixture. Cover and refrigerate torte at least 12 hours and up to 1 week. Serve at room temperature.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

pensacola's Review

August 21, 2013

mjmayinsf's Review

December 27, 2010
Way too much work for very mediocre result. The overwhelming flavors were of bitter, raw garlic and yogurt. Definitely will not make again.

TrishK1's Review

November 22, 2010
This was good. Next time I'll add the pine nuts (thanks, Corneydog2003!) and I'll use chopped garlic instead of the sliced.

Magda1's Review

December 21, 2009
it's easy to prepare - if you have a Middle Eastern store you can purchase "Labneh" wich is the yogurt cheese. served it with crackers ...was all gone.