Roquefort and Labneh mousse

February 5, 2010  •  Category:


I had some leftover Roquefort and I had some labneh in a jar. I had seen a mousse made with Roquefort and cream in ELLE Table (No.67, December 2010 issue); but, hey, I am Lebanese, I eat labneh and I like to play in the kitchen, so that’s what I came up with.

P.S: Alice (my 16-year old) did not like it, because she is not crazy about Roquefort. Fine, make it without it! Add red pepper paste or something!

INGREDIENTS: This quantity will yield 3 (5-ounce) ramequins of cheese mousse.

  • 1 jar of labneh (or make your own,)
  • 2 ounces of Roquefort (preferably, but can substitute any good blue cheese)
  • 1 tablespoon  of gelatin in two  tablespoons  of water (can include a teaspoon of lemon juice or rice vinegar in the tablespoon of water)


  1. Place the Roquefort and labneh in the food processor. Process till smooth. You should get one pint of cheese mixture.
  2. Place the water (with the optional lemon juice)  in a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin on top; let it rest for a few minutes. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds or over simmering water to melt the gelatin.
  3. Incorporate into the cheese mixture.
  4. Pour the cheese mixture into a greased mold and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Tap the cheese out of the mold into a plate. Garnish with spikes of celery or leave as is or make into little mice, if you are so inclined. Serve with crackers  or chips as an appetizer.


I used almonds for the mouse’s ears and feet, radish root for the tail, black peppercorns for the eyes and nose and pumpkin seed for the tongue.


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  1. Rosa says:

    So cute! I love the idea!



  2. nisanur23 says:

    hello,labneli fareniz çok sevimli olmuş.

  3. senag50 says:

    Trop sympa, à refaire très vite avec mes tout petits !! et la banane aussi c’est génial présentée ainsi sans qu’elle ne noircisse !! belles idées

  4. Rachana Kothari says:

    An innovative dish…the little white mice are so cuteeee:) very well presented dear!

  5. PJ says:

    The mouse looks so adorable!!!!Very innovative…

  6. northshorewoman says:

    oh your mouse made me laugh out loud! how playful and so cute! a white mouse of labneh. Now, who would’ve thought of that?

  7. Dinners & Dreams says:

    This is way toooo cute! Love it!


  8. Sushma Mallya says:

    wow so creatively done,…that really looks cute….

  9. Ivy says:

    Oh my, this is so cute I wouldn’t want to eat it 🙂 Great presentation Joumana.

  10. Angie@Angie's Recipe says:

    LOL … look at these little cuties! You are so creative!

  11. pierre says:

    j’adore la cuisine et l’humour et tu as réuni les deux merci pour le sourire !! bizz pierre

  12. Nadjibella says:

    Une mousse totalement dans mes goûts.
    Tu as un prix sur mon blog.
    A bientôt.

  13. peter says:

    LOL..I like roquefort or bleu. Which mouse was tastier…the east or west Beirut mouse or the mediator mouse in the middle? 😉

    • Joumana says:

      Peter, I forgot to add that this mouse is going to be offered at the next France/Lebanon summit as a symbol of the longstanding affection between the two countries 🙂

  14. SE says:

    wow..these look cute !!

  15. dana says:

    LoL. This is the cutest little mouse ever!

  16. yasmeen says:

    My kiddo would go crazy for these cute mousies 😀

  17. Arlette says:

    Oh my what a creative and cute idea… Love it
    Bravo Jouman…. this is so cute

  18. sousou says:

    I hate mouses but yours are so cute.

  19. Faith says:

    I love Roquefort, and these are absolutely adorable! Love the cute little tails! 🙂

  20. Velva says:

    I love roquefort cheese and it would be no problem eating these absolutely adorable little mice. This would be such a creative idea for an appetizer platter-lovely. This one is a keeper!

  21. Caveman Cooking says:

    Very cute presentation. But, those mice would freak out the Cavewoman! lol

  22. Nathalie says:

    Très beau et certainement délicieux . Bravo !

  23. Michelle says:

    I love the radish root as the tail….so cute. And such a cute idea too! I made chocolate mice a new years back and had them running around on top of my Christmas Cookie Baskets…LOL!

  24. Julie says:

    Ah j’adore ton idée, c’est trop mignon! J’aime beaucoup le roquefort aussi (et tous les fromages qui ont du goût!), je note l’idée!
    Gros bisous

  25. Kitchen Butterfly says:

    Stunning. My kids would love this….though wouldn’t probably eat it!

  26. cmiranda says:

    These are soo cute.What a creative way of using Labneh.

  27. spice says:

    that’s so cuuuttteeee….

  28. Mona says:

    Oh, I think I am in love with those mice 🙂

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