I am sure there are other names for this, but I have chosen this very simple name as it is so very simple to make and all you need is whole milk plain yogurt and then garlic and/or herbs for flavoring.
It is delicious on breads and crackers. And, did I mention - soooo simple!
To start, dump your quart of yogurt on a porous material. I used some clean unbleached muslin, but several layers of cheesecloth would also work.
Tie it up quickly as the whey will start to drip through and put it into your draining contraption.
This is what I made up using what we had available and I hung it from a hook in our kitchen ceiling.
Drain the whey in the bowl (it is the liquid from the yogurt) so that the bowl doesn't get too heavy.
Leave over night and in the morning take out and put in a bowl. Add the flavorings. For a healthy fight the germs winter version, add fresh cut garlic. As spring approaches you can add herbs from your garden - chives will be one of the first I will use and that will make a great spread on bagels.
Store refrigerated (it will keep for at least a week) and enjoy!