My recipe for labneh - also known as yogurt cheese - is a cross between a thick fromage frais and fromage blanc. It is of Lebanese origin and very simple to make. It is simply yogurt strained with a bit of salt to remove the whey - delicious.
Countertop yogurt-making is simple and tasty. You only need a culture and countertop to make an easy batch every day. This variety of yogurt is an heirloom culture that can last for generations with basic care.
Culturing dairy products adds enzymes and provides probiotic benefits. This is an especially helpful process when using pasteurized milk, where the original enzymes and living biota have been cooked out.