Quark cheese, also known commonly as curd cheese, is scarcely found in the United States, yet is a staple in European countries, and particularly Germany, where it's fame lies as the primary ingredient in German cheesecake.
Quark is another of the soft, fresh cheeses made without rennet, and although traditionally made with cow's milk, goat milk quark is every bit as appealing and useful.
Quark has a texture similar to that of a thick sour cream, and is most often used in baking. Its smooth texture and mild, tangy taste add lightness and moisture to baked goods.
It can also serve as a substitute for ricotta in dishes such as lasagna, and as a base for dips and toppings.
Don't worry if you can't locate any at your local grocery &mdash it's very simple to make quark at home from buttermilk.
Quark is an excellent soft cheese with many uses. If you've never tried it before, I believe you'll be just as impressed as I was.
You can look up new recipes that specifically call for quark, like these Orange-Vanilla German Cheesecake Tarts, or use your imagination for substituting it in recipes that otherwise use sour cream, cream cheese or even yogurt cheese.
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