German Quark

"This recipe was found on The German Corner website. This is an easy overnight instruction on how to make quark. Quark is a German dairy product similar to sour cream. It is used to make German Cheesecakes and other desserts and dishes. It is even delicious with some fresh herbs and spread on some bagels or fresh crusty bread rolls! You will need a covered pyrex baking dish or similar along with a large colander and a cheesecloth or plain linen."
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
Ready In:
1/4 1/2 lbs.




  • Pour buttermilk into pyrex baking dish.
  • Cover with lid and put into oven overnight at lowest temperature (150F).
  • The next morning line the colander with cloth and pour the lumpy buttermilk into it.
  • Cover with the ends of the cloth and let drain into sink for about 6 hours.
  • This process can be accelerated by putting a bowl filled with water on top.
  • This recipe will yield about 1/4-1/2 lbs. of quark.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can you use a slow cooker at 150 deg. Better than leaving in a oven. I would then follow the rest of the recipe by leaving it over night.


  1. 1/2 gallon buttermilk makes 490 grams fabulous Quark. I spread it on toast every morning and add a touch of jam. After 43 years in this country, I can't believe I am finally eating Quark!! Thank you.
  2. This worked perfectly for me Mom2Rose! I am an old hand at making creme fraiche, quark and clotted cream, and this was a well written and clear account of how to make this delectable German product! I shall be using this to spread on my bread at breakfast time - this was put into my woodburning stove overnight...........perfect results - good creamy colour and texture! Made for ZWT 4. GREAT thanks! FT:-)
  3. I would love to try this so I too am wondering, when you say overnight, exactly how many hours are you talking about.
  4. i just have one question, it says to leave it in the oven over night. With the oven on? And what is your definition of night long?
  5. So happy to find this recipe. The flavor is just right. However, it came out a little dry, more like quark curd than the creamy quark I was hoping to use in a cheesecake recipe. Don't know if I did something wrong. Had to cook it at 170, as this is my oven's lowest temp. setting and drained for only about 2 hours.



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