But did you know that you can make it at home? Often less expensive and just as tasty it's simple and easy.
When making this recipe use organic, whole milk yogurt. Organic dairy is a good choice, one that allows you to estrogenic additives, antibiotics and preservatives which can be found in conventional dairy products. Whole fat dairy is important to allow the body to fully utilize the vitamin D (vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin) and properly assimilate the calcium.
1 32-oz organic whole milk yogurt*
Line a colander with cheese cloth or an unbleached coffee filter
Pour the yogurt into the colander
Place the colander over a bowl
Place the colander and bowl into the refrigerator overnight
In the morning the yogurt will have thickened and in the bowl will be the whey which has separated out. This whey can be used in a number of different ways. You can drink it, use a tablespoon in the water when you soak beans, use it in bread baking for a sourdough tangy flavor, it can replace milk or water in muffin or snack bread recipes, add it to smoothies or protein drinks. If all else fails and you find you cannot use it you could at least feed it to your dog who will benefit from the nutritious profile.
The longer you let the yogurt sit the thicker it can get. Putting a small weight on top can help press even more liquid out. This thicker product can be used as a yogurt cheese, replacing cream cheese. If you fold in herbs or spices to taste it can substitute as a boursin-style cheese.