Making LabnehPosted: May 17, 2012
Kevin made us an amazing Middle Eastern feast recently. His meal included Labneh, Chicken Tagine, Salad-e Shirazi, and Rice Pilaf. Everything turned out fantastic! Since none of us have ever eaten Middle Eastern fare we couldn’t say that it was authentic, but we enjoyed it all the same.
Kevin has been on quite a mission lately. All of this talk about sheep and sheep’s milk has sparked a dairy product interest in him (yay!). He made his first ever yogurt and then decided to take the yogurt a step further and turned some into Labneh. He followed these instructions and the results were fantastic.
I never would have thought to put mint, olive oil, and olives on cheese.. but it totally works. It works really well. The cheese was gone in no time.
The next cheese to be made is Neufchatel. I’m going to try to convince him that it needs an entire French feast to go with it. It’s important that the cheese be eaten in proper context… right?