Quark (Homemade Cheese)


I discovered Quark at a farmers market and instantly fell in love, but it's been difficult to find in stores. This recipe is a fine replacement for more expensive creme fraiche and pairs well with fresh fruit for dessert.

close up view of Quark (Homemade Cheese) on a spoon
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
16 hrs
Total Time:
16 hrs 20 mins
2 cups


  • 2 cups milk

  • ½ cup buttermilk


  1. Bring milk to a simmer in a saucepan; remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  2. Whisk buttermilk into milk; let sit at room temperature, 8 hours to overnight. Strain mixture through cheesecloth over a bowl in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

Cook's Note:

Be sure to let it cool to room temperature before whisking in the buttermilk or you will end up with a curdled, hot mess!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 178mg 14%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 229mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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