Shuna Lydon's Labne Yogurt Cheesecake
Every season, I love a new ingredient, I eat an inspiring pairing of disparate flavors, I visit a museum and come upon the work of someone I've never known about before, I read about a cooking or baking method...with every new discovery I become fixated, entranced. Sometimes I play with that inspiration for a bit, moving on to the next thing. But some ingredients stay with me like good friends and I get to know them over time, in layers.
Labne and I were introduced over 10 years ago and her effervescence has never waned. Thick, buxom, confident, tart, generous and obliging. This is the yogurt all yogurts dream of being one day. Even if you despise cheesecake, as I tend to, I beg of you to try this version. Be warned—it's barely sweet. Feel free to alter that if you prefer.