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Labna is made by draining yoghurt through muslin to produce a soft, creamy cheese that is rolled into balls, coated with paprika or herbs and served as part of a meze; preserved in jars of olive oil (the oil may be flavoured with garlic, chillies, peppercorns, mint and bay leaves); or mixed with oil and eaten as a spread. Labna may also be served as a sweet, sprinkled with honey and cinnamon. In the Middle East, labna is eaten for breakfast with olives and bread.

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Also known as — labne, labneh