What is labneh? And how can you eat it?
Labneh is a healthier alternative to cream cheese.
It contains no preservatives, no Additives and no "E" numbers.
The origins of the word 'labneh' comes from Arabic. The word 'laben' means yoghurt in Arabic and so labneh dervies from it and literally means 'too much yoghurt'. This is so as it is traditionally made by straining most of the liquid out of yogurt.
Surprisingly it isn't high in fat and has a particular texture that elevates it above ordinary cream cheese without actually tasting like yogurt.
So how can you eat or cook with labneh?
Here are just a few quick fire ideas about how to use labneh:
1- Spread some labneh on a bagel with some salt and olive oil and have it for breakfast with a cup of tea
2- Add it to home made burgers.
3- Use labneh on your sandwiches in place of butter to add an exciting twist.
4- Use labneh in smoked salmon salads
5- Include it to your homemade sauces. Use it to thicken an Alfredo sauce or to add some extra moisture to pesto penne. Not only can you use it in pasta sauces but this great cheese works for any kinds of sauces you want to add a little tang to.
Labneh is a product that you can purchase at Yorkshire Dama Cheese here.