Greek yogurt is all the rage these days, and for good reason! It’s so much thicker and creamier than regular yogurt that it feels almost sinful...but it isn’t. Greek yogurt and yogurt cheese can be a low-fat alternative to cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream or whipping cream. And this is the time of year when we’re all looking to eat a little healthier and a little lighter.
The way the best versions of Greek yogurt achieve that result is by straining out the whey and concentrating the yogurt. This process can take you from somewhat watery plain yogurt, to rich creamy yogurt, to yogurt with an almost cream cheese-like consistency.
The results are well worth the time, but it does take a little time to achieve. And while you’re straining your yogurt, you don’t want: 1) to leave it out on the counter where it might spoil, 2) leave it open in the refrigerator where it might pick up other orders, or 3) strain it through something with holes that are so large that you lose a lot of your yogurt in the process. So how do you accomplish this miraculous transformation, while keeping your dairy product safe and odor-free?
Enter the Yogurt Cheese Maker from Cuisipro.
It’s an approximately 6”/15cm x 6”/15cm x 5”/13cm cube that fits neatly in the refrigerator. Inside is a very fine stainless steel mesh basket with a wave on the bottom to increase the surface area and make the straining more efficient. The tight-fitting lid makes the whole package self-contained and well-protected.
Use this with store-bought yogurt, or make your own with the Cuisipro Collapsible Yogurt Maker. Each one separately, and the two of them together, are definitely Cool Tools.
- Converts 3 cups of yogurt into 1 cup of yogurt cheese in about 24 hours.
- Get a thinner yogurt cheese in as little as 2 hours.
- Sealed container prevents odor transfer and provides storage.
- Unit consists of plastic container, stainless steel fine-mesh strainer and plastic lid.
- Dimensions: approximately 6”15cm x 6”/15cm x 5”/13cm
- Dishwasher safe - top rack.
- BPA Free
- US Patent No. 5373779