Happy Cheese Makers Since 1978
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    Now you can prepare Greek yogurt quickly and easily! This unique strainer transforms up to 2 quarts of homemade yogurt or store bought yogurt into thick, creamy Greek yogurt in a matter of hours – all inside your refrigerator. Enjoy healthy dips and spreads, delicious Tzatziki, low-calorie salad topping, or delicious sweet berry desserts! Recipe book included.

    DESCRIPTION: Made with a BPA free plastic container and fine-mesh strainer. 9" wide x 5" high the sealed container prevents odor transfer and provides convenient storage. This strainer will help get you that thick and creamy Greek yogurt you've been looking for.

    • Transform up to 2 quarts of Yogurt
    • For Making Greek Yogurt / Cheese Yogurt
    • BPA Free
    • Simple instructions and recipes for using yogurt cheese included
    • Can be used with store bought or home made yogurt


    TO CLEAN: Wash by hand in hot, soapy water after use and sanitize well before use.

    RETURN INFORMATION: We cannot accept returns of used equipment. For our full return policy, please click here.

    Based on 11 Reviews
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    • quality
    • price
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    • hand wash
    • delicate
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    I've been waiting for this forEVER!!!

    I make soft cheeses like quark. Butter muslins never worked for me - too much cleanup. For a while I used the disposable muslin they sell here and it worked great, but the cost ... . I also hated the amount of dishes - bowl, strainer, plate to cover, various gadgets to work as weights. To top it off I could not fit it in my fridge for longer drain. I stumbled upon this product at another popular shopping site (was not offered here yet) and thought it was worth a try. It's amazing for my needs! The mesh is fabric and is delicate so use care to clean, also it drains quicker than with layers of butter muslin, but other than that it works great. I can fit curds originating from a gallon of milk, it has a cover and fits in the fridge (before a Costco shopping trip). Very pleased!!

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    Greek Yogurt Maker

    If you really like Greek yogurt, you'll love this!! I've recovered some of my fridge space by eliminating hanging cheesecloth or bulky colanders eating up space. Enjoy a higher yield by eliminating scraping cheese cloth or bags. Now I can make authentic Greek yogurt rivaling any of the commercial brands at a fraction of the price.

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    • creamy goodness
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    More than a yogurt maker

    I use this for straining cheese, like mascarpone or ricotta. I save the liquid to add back in if needed. My homemade ricotta is so creamy, it is almost as good as my mascarpone. This is also good if you need your lowfat sour cream thicker. Multitasker!

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    From: Michigan

    Great concept

    I really like this. I use the thicker yogurt for our favorite breakfast recipe: Overnight, No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal

    Raspberry Vanilla Refrigerator Oatmeal

    Ingredients

    1/4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats

    1/3 cup skim milk

    1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt

    1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds

    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1 tablespoon raspberry jam, preserves, or spread

    1/4 to 1/3 cup raspberries or enough to fill jar

    Directions

    In a half pint (1 cup) jar, add oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, vanilla, and raspberry jam. Put lid on jar and shake until well combined. Remove lid, add raspberries and stir until mixed throughout. Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or as long as 2-3 days. Eat chilled.

    Nutritional Info: 230 calories, 4g fat, 51g carbs, 8g fiber, 11g protein; Weight Watchers PtsPlus: 7


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    From: Vermont

    A must-have for Greek yogurt-making

    I love this gadget! I use it every time I make a batch of yogurt which is 2-3 times a week. Works very well and it's so much better than using butter muslin & a strainer & something to catch the liquid as well! This is an all-in-one tool. I find it easy to clean by soaking in warm soapy water and then rinsing with sink sprayer. I highly recommend it if you enjoy making & eating Greek yogurt!

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    • easy to clean
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    • didn't work for me
    From: Maine

    Didn't work for me

    I make yogurt with goat milk and it has always been runny. I've tried a variety of different ways to make it thicker, but I still struggle. Anyway, in desperation, my master plan was to use this strainer to thicken it. Epic fail...it just ran right through. Likely user error, but I thought this might be helpful for someone else that thinks they can fix a fairly runny yogurt with this strainer.

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    From: CA

    love it for cheesemaking and more!

    I use this strainer all the time for thickening homemade sour cream and yogurt for frozen yogurt. It works for kefir cheese as well. The mesh is very fine and seems delicate so I only use a silicon spatula with it but it cleans up very quickly. The unit is nice and low with a stable base, perfect for safely leaving in the 'fridge. I had been using butter muslin and a bowl before this and I really love the upgrade

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    • Easy to clean
    • Compact
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    • Need more than one!
    From: Vermont

    Love this strainer

    Finally treated myself to this strainer after years if using cheesecloth and a collander. So simple, and more stable. No worries of tipped over draining tower! Compact, easy to store, and very easy to clean too.

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    From: Wyoming

    Heaven

    I love, love, love, LOVE this yogurt maker. I make my yogurt in the crock pot; usually a three quart (half gallon of milk) but occasionally a six quart (full gallon of milk). This strainer fits both sized batches.



    I love that it is self contained and that, unlike my glass bowl, mesh strainer and coffee filter setup, I can stack stuff on top of it, move it around in the fridge one handed and generally treat it like any other storage container in my fridge. I love that it strains but doesn't allow the top layer of yogurt to dry out and shrink or (horrors!) develop a skin on the top.



    I make a batch every two weeks and my life is definitely simplified by having the Greek yogurt maker in my kitchen.



    It also comes with some great recipes to try, too.



    If it ever breaks, may that tragedy never befall me, I will be back to purchase a replacement.

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    From: Fairless Hills, Pa

    A real time saver

    I've been making Greek Yogurt twice a week for years. Before I had this strainer I used Butter Muslin. To use the muslin I would boil it, pour the yogurt in without making a mess, hang it up in the kitchen to drain unrefrigerated for three hours. After it drained you need to get the yogurt out without a mess, then it has to be washed then dried for the next time. With this strainer I make my yogurt , pour it in, put it in the frig over night, dump the yogurt in a container, and wash the strainer. It's so much easier to clean than the muslin.

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    From: Melrose, MA

    Rigid plastic breaks easily

    I generally like all of the products that I've purchased through Cheesemaking.com, but unfortunately this is not one of them. This product is comprised of three pieces- a soft plastic lid, the mesh strainer, and a rigid plastic bowl. I used the plastic bowl for the ice bath because it fit in my sink better than the pot I use to heat my milk. Long story short, the heat from the milk followed by the cold from the ice bath caused the bowl to crack in half; I had only made 3 batches of yogurt.



    If you purchase this item, I would suggest that you take care not to expose this plastic bowl to any sudden temperature changes, whether hot or cold.