Middle Eastern Kefir Cheese Balls {with free video!} | In today's free video and recipe, I show you a traditional Middle Eastern method of preserving yogurt cheese that requires no refrigeration. My grandmother and namesake, Tata Wardee, who has passed away, always had jars full of yogurt cheese balls available to add to our plates at breakfast, lunch and dinner! |

Easy Yogurt Cheese

We use yogurt cheese like cream cheese atop our fluffy waffles to make a morning feast!

Course Breakfast
Author Tracey Vierra



  1. Line colander with 3+ layers of cheesecloth and place the colander inside a larger bowl or pot.
  2. Pour in homemade yogurt.
  3. Wrap up the yogurt so it does not dry out.
  4. Let this sit for 1 to 2 days at room temperature, while the liquid whey drains out of the yogurt.
  5. When the yogurt is a little runnier than cream cheese, put it in a bowl, cover, and store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

We add a little salt and use this as we would cream cheese.