One of the tastiest ways to use a paper coffee filter for food that’s not coffee is by using it as a substitute cheesecloth. Simply straining full-fat, plain yogurt through the coffee filter, you can create several delicious dairy products, including thick, Greek-style yogurt and an even thicker yogurt cheese called labneh.
To make either Greek-style yogurt or labneh, place your filter into an equally-sized but deeper cup or glass, and secure the coffee filter with a rubber band along the edges to suspend it in place, ideally an inch or two above the bottom of the glass, then let it strain away in the fridge. For thicker yogurt, a few hours is all you need. To make labneh, you’ll want to strain it overnight or for up to two days to create the desired texture. Afterward, feel free to season with citrus, salt, or herbs for labneh or freshly cut fruit or cinnamon to compliment your Greek-style yogurt.