This is the Lebanese version of cream cheese, a lot tastier and lower in calories. Serve it on a platter, sprinkled with olive oil, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and mint. Or simply spread it like cream cheese on pita or Lebanese bread.
Being of Lebanese decent, I have had this all of my life. I often add some or all of the following flavorings: fresh, mashed or roasted mashed garlic, an envelope of Ranch dip powder, fresh herbs, scallions and minced sun-dried tomatoes. I also use non-fat yogurt for a healthy snack. - 20 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Labneh is awesome, and this recipe is no exception, and simple enough to make. I prefer making my own yogurt and then straining it through the cheesecloth. I then shape the labneh into 2-inch balls and store in a jar with olive oil. Alternately, I store the labneh in a separate container and add the olive oil at serving time. - 30 May 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I didn't have any cheesecloth on hand, so I used a plain white, clean, handkerchief. The recipe came out wonderful, I added some minced garlic and olives and used it as a spread for pitas with hummus. - 25 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)