Herbed Yogurt Cheese
1 2 lb. container of good-quality plain yogurt (lowfat or full fat)
1-2 teaspoons of kosher salt
1 tablespoon minced chives
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, mint and thyme
Your favorite crackers, crostini, chips, veggies or pita chips for dipping
Place the yogurt in a double layer of cheese cloth, tie the ends together and hang over a bowl to drain for about 24 hours. Alternately, using a yogurt drainer... fill the strainer with yogurt, snap on the lid and leave in the fridge to drain for 24 hours.
Scoop the yogurt cheese into a bowl and add 1 tsp kosher salt. Stir and let sit about 10 minutes. Taste, and if needed, add more salt until the tartness of the yogurt is softened by the salt. Stir in the chives and herbs. Cover and let sit in the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving.