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Easy-Made German Quark Recipe
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Easy-Made German Quark

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"This is a German product that can be thought of as a cross between cream cheese and yogurt. It's a primary ingredient for German cheesecake."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 15 mins

    3 hrs 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Line a colander with cheese cloth and place over a large pot in the sink.
  2. Gently mix buttermilk and cream together in a 2-quart ceramic casserole dish.
  3. Cook in the preheated oven for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  4. Pour buttermilk mixture into the prepared colander; drain for 45 to 60 minutes. Transfer drained cheese to a bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Store in the refrigerator.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Do not use low-fat buttermilk. It will not work well.
  • Add some freshly cut chives, a couple cloves of minced garlic, onions, salt, and pepper for taste and you have a basic krauter(herbal) quark, a great spread right on your favorite bread or roll.
  • For cheesecake, let it drain a little longer.
  • It can be made using a yogurt maker, but this is an overnight procedure. This is a quicker way that yields pretty much the same product.

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Mar 30, 2015

Itoo lived in Austria and have recipes. I always use Magerquark (topen) and found a similar recipe. It works with whole milk, 2%, 1%, and even skimmed milk. Difference is quantity when finished. My recipe suggests heating the milk to 185 (160 at 5000 ft, where I live. Pour into glass, plastic, or stainless steel bowl. Cool to 110 and stir in buttermilk aout 12 hours. I strain through large coffee strainers. Will have weigh which is great for baking bread, pancakes and I even use in green drinks. But cuts down on the fats in the finished product. The recipe as written here makes great creme fraisch.

Dec 27, 2014

Looking for a recipe to make hand kaese, that wonderfully stinky but delicious cheese. Read somewhere quark was used but can't find the process. Would like to find out! Thanks!!!!


3 Ratings

Oct 26, 2014

I have lived in Germany for many years and have lots of recipes that require Quark! I never know what to use when in the US....thanks for helping everyone who wants to cook real German food....BTW quark is served with cooked potatoes, or cheese cake, served with puree fruit....the list is enless.


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  • Calories
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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