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whey from yogurt

How to Separate Whey from Yogurt

Simple how-to for separating whey from yogurt or kefir. Homemade or store bought brands may be used including whole, lowfat, and no fat versions. Whole yogurt is recommended, however.

Servings 1 cup
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Line bowl with cheesecloth. Spoon in the container of yogurt.

  2. Gather up the ends of the cheesecloth and secure with the rubber band. Attach the rubber band to a knob on one of your upper kitchen cabinets. Keep the bowl beneath to catch the dripping whey.

  3. Leave dripping on the counter for about 1 hour.

  4. Remove drip bag from the kitchen knob and place in a clean bowl. Unfasten the rubber band and scrape out the yogurt cheese within the cheesecloth into a container. Seal the lid and refrigerate.

  5. Pour the liquid whey in the first bowl into a glass mason jar and secure the lid. Refrigerate. It will stay fresh for several months.