Farmers Cheese with Greek Yogurt (Tvorog)

Healthy Homemade Cheese
Healthy Homemade Cheese
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1 gallon Whole milk preferably organic, at room temperature
35 oz Greek yogurt full fat, at room temperature
2 tbsp Sour cream

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Farmers Cheese with Greek Yogurt (Tvorog)


This Farmers Cheese with Greek Yogurt (Tvorog) is definitely a more advanced recipe, but don’t worry, I hope that my recipe is simple enough for you and with some time and experimenting, I’m sure yours will turn out perfectly.

Everyone can agree that homemade cheeses and yogurts are always so much better than store bought and now you can try out the newest trend too!

To make Farmers Cheese with Greek Yogurt (Tvorog), you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Farmers Cheese with Greek Yogurt (Tvorog)

Steps to make Farmers Cheese with Greek Yogurt (Tvorog)


Combine ingredients


In a large pot, whisk 1 gallon milk with 35 ounces Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons of sour cream until combined.


Heat mixture


Cover pot with a lid and place in an oven at 100 ˚F for 1 hour until lukewarm. Take care to not overheat the mixture.




Leave the pot with the mixture in a warm room or area for about 24 hours until thickened to a condensed milk texture. Do not stir or mix.




Return the pot to the stove low heat and heat for about 40 minutes or until warm. Do not stir or overheat.


Day 2 rest


Once heated, remove and return to the warm room or area for another 24 until the mixture reaches a consistency similar to yogurt.


Day 3 reheat


Return the pot to the stove over medium-low heat for 40 minutes or until heated and the cheese has separated from the whey. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, for about an hour.




Place 2 layers of cheesecloth over a large colander and place inside a larger bow or potl. Pour the cooled cheese mixture over cheesecloth. (Reserve the whey liquid for other uses such as bread making) Tie the cheesecloth with a knot and leave to hang over the sink, over a large pot or jug, for about 8-10 hours to completely drain.



Remove cheese from the cheesecloth and serve with crusty bread, if you wish and enjoy!

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Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Total Reviews: 11
Ivana Canidate

My kids love tvorog in their sandwiches!! it goes well with some peppered salami no cheese needed either.

Eisley Bismark

Not too shabby but it is hard to make.

Gretchen Takaki

Okay so the timing is legit insane, but i think it's totally worth it because you can make so much that will last a long time and you get to add or subtract anything you dislike or want in it for example i put some chili flakes in mine to make it a bit spicy.

Mercy Abramson

Favorite vegetarian farmers cheese ! Homemade is always the way to go.

Christiana Beights

Takes way too long to make this i'd rather just buy it next time but thx anyway.

Estefania Possemato

Mine didn't come out looking quite like the photo, looked more like a toothpaste mix with baking soda lol, it was still delish tho.

Ariadne Faulknor

Tasty affordable and easy to make, say no more i'm on it (-;

Jazlynn Mhoon

Amazingly simple thanks to you Lilly, thanks so much for sharing it with us love all your hard work and creative meals.

Ali Bunfill

Loved this cheese with some ciabatta bread as spread delicious!

Brisa Maceyko

This was fancy to say the least, normally I just hop in the world foods shop and buy it but making it from scratch was a lot more rewarding :)


Well done! Approved!

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