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A Mediterranean cream cheese substitute

October 6, 2011

Something that’s better than cream cheese, you ask? No, it’s not the lower fat version of cream cheese called Neufchatel (which, by the way, has a terrible texture). It maintains the same macronutrient value as cream cheese. It tastes like cream cheese. But it also contains a bunch of probiotics, and has the consistency of thick Greek yogurt.

Called labne, this yogurt-cheese was sitting in the back of my local produce store with all the other obscure dairy products. Made from strained Greek yogurt and other pure dairy sources and bacteria, 16 oz of this delicious concoction has 900 calories: 90g fat, 15g carbs, 15g protein, and 200% calcium.

Because I love eating any cheese straight by itself, I did eat a large amount of it at once without any add-ins…but I would imagine that this would taste wonderful with berries, chives, salmon, over homemade pumpkin pie, etc…but not all together!

I bought it for $2.19, which definitely is not a bad price, considering a regular cream cheese runs from $2.00 to $2.50 per 8 oz. block with similar total macronutrients. Look for this product the next time you go to the closest produce market to you, and you won’t be disappointed!

Dai Dai


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