Greece is a meeting place between East and West, its cuisine mixing classical Mediterranean cooking with "oriental" influences from the Middle East. Greek food remains true to its roots, like ancient philosopher Epicurus' dictum to "live well and enjoy the simple things in life."
4 cups plain yogurt
Place yogurt in a cheesecloth or towel-lined sieve. Place sieve in sink or over bowl. Let sit for 4 hours, or overnight for thicker cheese. Can be seasoned, or used as is.