Homemade fresh soft cheese and Extra Virgin Olive Oil - A flavorful mediterranean blend


Homemade soft cheese


To cook your own food is a great way to eat healthier and to better appreciate what is in your plate. It has also a social value, as it is really gratifying to share a good homemade meal with friends and family. 

However let’s not forget that to prepare a good recipe, even the easiest, it is very important to choose high quality ingredients. They are essential to make a real difference and little details will make your recipe more precious and refined.

Let’s discover how a good home-made yogurt cheese can became exquisite if you flavor it with an excellent extra virgin olive oil. 

A yogurt cheese is delicious thickened yogurt with a soft cheese like consistency. It’s a typical mediterranean recipe with several variants that you will find nicely described if you surf the web. It is extremely easy to prepare at home, you cannot fail it.

Not only spaghetti staff made its own homemade yogurt cheese version, drizzled with one of our excellent extra virgin olive oil selection, “Frà Evaristo” from Il Conventino di Monteciccardo … Not to be missed!

One extra tip…dip this yogurt cheese wit our “Crescia”…it really worth a try!



  1. Line a colander with two or three layers of sterile gauze and place it onto a bowl.
  2. Gently stir the yogurt and spoon it into the colander, pull the sterile cotton  corners and tied up. 
  3. Put the yogurt (together with colander and bowl) into the fridge, cover with a plate and let it rest for about 24 hours. During this time the whey will drain and the yogurt will thicken to a soft, creamy cheese with a delicious and fresh flavor.
  4. After 24 hours, remove the bowl with the colander containing your “homemade soft goat cheese” from the fridge, unfold the gauze and transfer to a serving plate.
  5. Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of “fior di sale” and mild chili pepper. 
  6. Now you are ready to dip soft goat cheese with a slice of bread or, even better, a slice of warm Crescia.


Preparation Soft Cheese


Soft cheese preparation with Olive Oil


Crescia with soft cheese


Enjoy It! 

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