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Goats Cheese Picnic Jar
Savoury Goats' Cheesecake in a Jar
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A cheesecake with a twist - savoury and served in a jar! These Goats' Cheesecake Jars are easy to make and perfect for a picnic!

Course: Light Meal, Salad
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: Goats' Cheesecake Jars
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 500 g creamy natural yogurt I used Yeo Valley
  • 2 tbs single cream or milk
  • 1/2 Soft Goats' Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp za'atar or other herbs or spice blend I use Steenberg's which is fantastic quality
  • Handful crushed savoury biscuits - I used Ryvita Sweet Chilli Thins
  • 4 tbs onion marmalade or chutney
  • Handful salad leaves and cherry tomatoes
  • Glug good olive oil
  • 2 attractive 1 lb jam jars
  1. Line a sieve with a cheese cloth (or a new J-Cloth), stand over a bowl, pour the yogurt in and allow to strain for 12 hours. Rather than pouring down the sink use the leftover whey in bread or dal (it should freeze well) or use it to water your herbs as it is full of nutrients.
  2. Scrape the labneh into a bowl, add the cream (or milk), finely chopped Goats cheese and spices and mash well with a fork.

  3. Crush your biscuits - either in a spice grinder or place in a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin. Pour into the bottom of each jar. Layer the onion marmalade on top, followed by the goats' cheese labneh* (I used a piping bag with mine).
  4. Top with salad leaves and quartered cherry tomatoes.
  5. Put the lid on and take on a picnic!
Recipe Notes

* You will probably need about two thirds of the labneh, the rest can be used as a dip or pasta sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Savoury Goats' Cheesecake in a Jar
Amount Per Serving (2 servings)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 313mg31%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.